Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King

The Passing of Another Giant in the Civil Rights Movement

Don't get me wrong here...The King family has sacrificed more for freedom than almost every other family in the history of the US. King, Jr gave up personal wealth and comfort for the cause. I have heard two of his children talk and they are remarkable. The passing of Coretta Scott King is a sad day in the history of the United States. But I have to wonder if the state of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta nearing bankruptcy and possibly facing take over by the federal government is representative of the state of justice and freedom in the United States. Is Social Justice in the US nearly bankrupt? Does a government that is engaged in another voluntary unjustified war have any standing to take over a "nonviolent" center? How can Atlanta host a Center of Nonviolent Social Change when they are one of the five meanest cities in the United States toward homeless people? I love the concept of a Center for Social Change, but with hate toward gays, war, the huge split in the country over social issues, domestic spying, jailing journalists, government lies, massive corporate corruption, and the buying of politicians, it is no surprise that the Center is nearly bankrupt.

Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hi, I just found you doing a search for other Ohio blogs. Great stuff here. I am deeply concerned about poverty here in our state.