Happy MLK Day
Happy Martin Luther King day, peeps! Share your favorite quotes and stories about Black America* here. I'll go first, and this one is for you OFB folks who think it's ok to have homophobes on stage:
"There can be no black-white unity until there is first some black unity.... We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves."
When you leave me behind, that's not "unity." More here.
*And of course I don't mean to exclude anyone; I recognize that King fought for the rights of all Americans of any 'color.' I honor those who stood with him, and still fight for his dream, no matter who they are. I hope I'm not being too clever, but I meant "Black America" to include you too, paleface.
For as I'm fond of saying in the Age of Lawless Republican Authoritarianism, "we're all niggers now."