MLK Quote of the Week: Times of Challenge and Controversy

9/19/2013

 

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

     - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you on the front lines with the fighters or behind the curtains? Can you interpret pertinent signs that now's the time, more than ever before to stand firm on what we know is certain. Amber alerting every two days because we stop searching. Where I was raised you were praised if you could stop working. Sell some dope. We stand back and watch the world through a scope. Our world views molded through media. The merchants. Trayvon Martin martyred. We started mock marching. Still talking. We said nothing when Darius Simmons was murdered in Milwaukee. Curses, knee high. Blood feuds, and homeless pleas. While we try to appease the corporate entities schemes and make them our own. Do you see the juvenile in the streets and speed by? Insecure in your own home cause you don't pray enough. So you arm yourself with chrome and eat a lot. Shield your eyes from our reality to see it not. The innocent victims of war weapons called collateral casualties. But we approve the wicked movements through the ballot box. Plus our own brothers and sisters are found slain when the cannons stop. And what happens when a man wants everybody in a college campus shot? We do nothing how can it stop.

Are YOU willing to stand in the midst of trouble during troubling times?

 

Jamall Clark

Facilities Technician, The King Center