All Further Articles for 2014-10-15
Stay Woke: From MLK to Ferguson
This week 50 years ago, MLK was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. King called nonviolence the only "moral force" able to transform the "starless midnight of racism and war... to the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood"; its foundation "is love." This week, protesters flooded Ferguson. Many sound different from King's cadenced era - "undignified, unabashed, impolitic" - but they signal Cornel West's enduring "black prophetic fire," and echo King: "Justice is what love looks like in public."