Moving and MLK

kingMoved back to E. 26th St. apartment. Not much changed aside from new Swiss roommate (?!). Reality of leaving California and beginning new semester sets in. All told, somewhat depressed. Winter weather ain’t helping.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Celebrating a very whitewashed version of Dr. King anyway. Everybody hears about “I have a Dream”, but nobody remembers what happened after. The marches against Vietnam. The failed attempts to fight de-facto segregation in the North. The advocacy on behalf of poor and working folks, black or white, American or not. A ‘nice’ ‘safe’ liberal Dr. King wasn’t.

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