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Martin Luther King on Injustice

Martin Luther KIng in Jail Cell

Martin Luther KIng tells us...

Injustice is...a threat to justice

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Injustice is...poverty & homelessness & starvation

The rich must not ignore the poor because both rich and poor are tied in a single garment of destiny. All life is interrelated, and all men are interdependent. The agony of the poor diminishes the rich, and the salvation of the poor enlarges the rich. We are inevitably our brothers' keeper because of the interrelated structure of reality.

Injustice is...racism & bigotry & hate

Oh yes, love is the way. Love is the only absolute. More and more I see this. I’ve seen too much hate to want to hate myself; hate is too great a burden to bear. I’ve seen it on the faces of too many sheriffs of the South—I’ve seen hate. In the faces and even the walk of too many Klansmen of the South--I’ve seen hate. Hate distorts the personality. Hate does something to the soul that causes one to lose his objectivity. The man who hates can’t think straight; the man who hates can’t reason right; the man who hates can’t see right; the man who hates can’t walk right.

Injustice is...violence & war

If you have weapons, take them home; if you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem through retaliatory violence. We must meet violence with nonviolence. Remember the words of Jesus: "He who lives by the sword will perish by the sword."

MLK Quote on pic of broken chains


All quotes are from,_Jr. 

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  1. Martin Luther King gave hope to the hopeless, solace to those suffering from the injustices around them. Let’s try a new way, the way of love for all, hate nothing love everything, nothing really new but hate destroys everything, you and me, together, we can shine brightly.

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