Today is the 5oth anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. It is hard for me to think that such egregious, institutional racism existed here in the US so recently. King’s speech was truly a prophetic call to national righteousness, and it’s for this reason that I show it every semester when we talk about the OT Prophets, particularly Amos 5 which he cites.
As I consider Dr King’s call to equality, it makes me question how far we have really come. Continue reading