A thought-provoking question was raised by MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough. What if the January 6, 2021 angry, hyped-up mob was not a conglomeration of white nationalists but Black people? Dr. Eddie Glaude said that there would be body bags all over. Today, President Barack Obama had a message for all Americans.
Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, the Chair of the Center for African American Studies, and the Chair of the Department of African American Studies. His latest book is Begin Again available through Barns & Noble, which is about the writer and activist James Baldwin and the history of American politics.
President Obama points to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day honoring his legacy and highlighted one of his questions. It was “the question whether our democracy was worth redeeming:”
‘If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because in the face of billy clubs and lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests, he never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag or gave up on our country.’
Then, President Obama called to us to “live out his (MLK) values through service.” After that, 44 gave us some ways to “get involved in your community:”
‘On #MLKDay, we celebrate his life but we’re also called to live out his values through service of our own. Here are some ways you can get involved in your community:’
Twitter world went wild after President Barack Obama posted these historic tweets. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below:
— angels x republic (@angels_xr) January 18, 2021
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