"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

November 25, 2014

The wise words of Martin Luther King Jr. ring loud and true-- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."


Anger has a source and in this case (i.e. the Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin injustices) it is hurt. Hurt that injustices still exist and are prevalent in our society. Hurt that we are still in this place of darkness and senselessness. Hurt that "justice" falls just short of our reach.  

 

Buck up! It is the world we live in but it is not the world that we were given! Just as these cirumstances were built historically, they can be dismantled. And guess who has the power to do it, we do! We have the power to change it! Don't fall into the cyclical expectation of destruction. Let's build stronger communities. Standing up against injustices peacefully. Advocate for CHANGE! Don't give up or give in, it takes time.

 

If we instill in these generations what peaceful leaders like MLK and Gandhi tried to instill in us, then the work we do today will continue tomorrow. They (all of those leaders and adovcates of justice that came before us) handed down the tools for success but success does not happen over night. We have to keep working at it. Persistence is key.

 

It is not just about one instance, one person, or even one community but it is about one purpose-- equality.

 

What is it that motivates you to get up and do something?!! What will make you go out and make a change?!! Whatever that may be, take it with you and put that energy forward in everything that you do. There may not be an outline for what you want to do but who says that has to stop you??! Use what information is around you and apply it to what you know. What is the problem that you see? What do you want to know about it? What do you want to see change? Now go do it!

 

I have no affiliation organizations with the following but here are some possible resources that are flaoting around. Please do your research, get inspired, and make change :)

 

http://www.advocatesforjustice.net/statement-of-purpose/

https://www.change.org/

https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesAgainstInjustice

http://www.thesystemisbrokenblog.org/advocates-against-injustice/

 

I'd like to end with something the words from Bishop T.D. Jakes-- "you have prisoner who is incarerated outwardly but free inwardly. Writing to a slave owner. Trying to get the slave owner to receive a runaway slave. Each man is in some way incarcerated and each man is in some way liberated."

 

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