CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change • Connector • Communicator • Community Builder • Child of Global Leaders
Oct 8, 2018 • 9 tweets • 1 min read
If our ultimate goal is to create a more peaceful, just, humane world (beyond only considering what we believe directly affects us), we’ll have to stop talking at each other and start talking with each other.
We’ll have to educate each other on issues, even when it seems unfair and tedious.
Aug 20, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
We’ve made “love” about earning. But that’s not really love.
Love is active. Love is redemptive. But it’s not an “earning.” It’s a pouring out.
Jun 26, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Nonviolence is not passive; nor does it cower in the face of evil and injustice. However, it is strategic, active and tactical, with an ultimate goal in mind. Now the question is: What’s the ultimate goal?
A critical mass of people with a shared ultimate goal will help us develop a global, comprehensive strategy. We determine the parts that make up the whole. So reuniting children with families is a part of the ultimate goal of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world.
Jun 8, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Un-sanitize my father. It’s hypocritical to “celebrate” #MLK, but be against justice and true peace; and to demonize those who share truth about injustice. This, too, is MLK: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
How can you love #MLK and love separating immigrant children from their families?
May 24, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
#SteveBannon has dangerously and erroneously co-opted my father’s name, work and words.
Bannon’s assertion that my father, #MLK, would be proud of Donald Trump wholly ignores Daddy’s commitment to people of all races, nationalities, etc. being treated with dignity and respect.
My father’s concerns were not sectional, but global. He was an activist for the civil rights of Black people in America, but he was also an activist for human rights. #MLK
Apr 27, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
THIS is an attempt to take us back to the days of lynching and public humiliation to scare other Black people and keep them in their place. But we are beyond woke. We will continue to pursue truth and justice until these evil practices stop.
From ex-NFL Player Desmond Marrow: "I was falsely arrested & taken into custody in Atlanta by the Henry County Police . I only had my cell phone in my possession and they claimed to be scared for their lives . I had no type of weapon in my possession.”
Apr 5, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Respectability doesn’t prevent racism.
My father was arrested while wearing a suit.
Mar 4, 2018 • 14 tweets • 6 min read
In the summer of 1968, shortly after my father, #MLK, was assassinated, my mother, #CorettaScottKing, addressed @Harvard’s Class of 68. Her words concerning student/youth activism are powerful and relevant. Sharing excerpts from her message in this thread:
“In a power-drunk world, where means become ends, and violence becomes a favorite pastime, we are swiftly moving toward self-annihilation. Your generation must speak out with righteous indignation against the forces which are seeking to destroy us.” #CorettaScottKing