I discuss MLK and the Civil Rights leaders' incredible commitment to non-violence and how, all too often, we are now seeing people excuse the rioting and looting we've seen in the wake of George Floyd's death.
MLK and other leaders taught people that non-violence is both practical and moral. People who excuse violence in response to police brutality are engaging in a sort of "soft bigotry of low expectations" and we should call it out.
The Soft Bigotry of Excusing Violence
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Our society and politics appear to be on the edge of a precipice. If we are to avoid violence, the only tools we have at our disposal are dialogue and conversation.