January 16, 2012

MLK on Privilege

Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From a Birmingham Jail, April 1963.