Nonviolence and Social Change

“The dispossessed of this nation—the poor, both white and Negro-live in a cruelly unjust society. They must organize a revolution against the injustice, not against the lives of the persons who are their fellow citizens, but against the structures through which the society is refusing to take means which have been called for, and which are at hand, to lift the load of poverty.

…There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing, to lose. If they can be helped to take action together, they will do so with a freedom and a power that will be a new and unsettling force in our complacent national life.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.
“Nonviolence and Social Change”
Trumpet of Conscience (1967)

3 thoughts on “Nonviolence and Social Change

  1. This morning, I attended an anti-racism protest at my City Hall, the “Riverside Rejects Racism Rally.” This was organized and sponsored by about 25 local organizations, in response to a separate “rally” organized by a group of Nazis. I couldn’t believe it. This morning, the day before Yom Kipur, the Nazi “protest group” was gathered in a densely Chicano/a neighborhood of town, harrassing the day laborers. California is weird.

  2. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! :) :)

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