What would Martin Luther King Jr. say?
No doubt, Martin Luther King Jr. would be horrified to find the proliferation of machine guns and bombs on our streets — weapons meant for the front lines of war.
But King, I’m certain, would say that the more potent danger is the hate on the other side of the trigger.
How to quell hate?
I’m sure King would hold us to his vision of a colorblind society, one that focuses on the content of our character, rather than the color of our skin.
The human rights activist, no doubt, would applaud technology – viral videos and photographs – showing raw wrong-doing. I’m sure he would rally behind hi-tech justice that comes from on-the-scene videos.
King, who serves as our moral compass, would tell us the stain of hate is horrendous, but it’s not a time to veer off course and give up hope.
The preacher practiced non-violence in the face of ferocious brutality, and he never wavered.
As he put it: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
In these challenging times, it’s comforting to keep King’s voice in our heads. Let’s do our part to fulfill his vision.
Let’s create a colorblind society.