“Now is the time to make an adequate income a reality for all of God’s children”: The Need to Politicize MLK Day

(from here)

Consider the above picture when thinking about increasing the minimum wage. Or a living wage. Or treating workers as people. Never forget that King was murdered in Memphis while he was supporting striking sanitation workers.

Forty-five years after his assassination, King’s message still resonates:

too many workers are impoverished workers.
reproductive autonomy is under assault.
unions and public workers are still denigrated.
•the right to vote, five decades after the introduction of the Voting Rights Act, is still challenged.

King should not be a content-free symbol. The man stood for things, and we should not forget that.

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