Martin Luther King

“Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality …” – Martin Luther King

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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3 Responses to Martin Luther King

  1. Roger Salyer says:

    Be quiet Martin. Segregation laws, however their implementation, are at a fundamental level about preserving identity, of people, of persons, of their personalities.

    Without some form of “segregation” there is no human personality, or dignity. If one cannot exclude, one cannot be. And then one certainly has no human dignity.

    Despite what the GOP-types may say, liberty and equality are not opposing values. However, equality and diversity are.

    Something to make one smile and hope: “I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.” — George Wallace

  2. Roger Salyer says:

    Ooops… The quote is “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

    Rise O Voice of Rhodesia, hope against the day.

  3. Roger Salyer says:

    “Voices”… boy, I’m having a hard time of it.

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