Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day (#BlackLivesMatter)

Every year on Martin Luther King day we post the same tired statuses about racial reconciliation. That one day we’d all be judged by the “content of our character” and all that shit.

And yet, our Congress continues to stand behind behind a man whose platform was and remains run on ignorance and hate-speech (which btw doesn’t mean just using the n-word, calling other countries “shitholes” falls under that category too). Darren Wilson is still not in jail. And Colin Kaepernick still doesn’t have a job.

So this Monday I hope we can all be inspired by the idea of integrity. Lining our words, thoughts, and actions together. Being brave enough to humble ourselves when we’re wrong and doing something different. Calling people out when they say dumb shit like “All Lives Matter”. And recognizing that there has yet to be peace in the fight for racial equality.

Don't sleep, we’re still fucking out here.

 

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