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“And I say to you, I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to humankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn’t popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate… and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear.”—Martin Luther King, “Where Do We Go From Here?”

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    patricia blaettler
    21 Jan 2020
    8:59am

    Make sure your young adult children are registered to vote as well. I’ve found many overlook taking care of this until it’s too late.

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    Mouse
    20 Jan 2020
    7:03am

    Amen. Happy MLK Day. VOTE in Nov.

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      a
      21 Jan 2020
      2:45am

      And in the primaries, and in local elections!

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    c.w.
    20 Jan 2020
    9:37am

    My book group is meeting tonight to discuss White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. I highly recommend––wonderfully written and the most thought provoking book I’ve read in a long, long time. I hope everyone in Virginia remains safe. And, as Mouse says…come November VOTE.

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      Dana D.
      20 Jan 2020
      11:37am

      c.w. That is a necessary book. For other necessary books read How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi. And yes to voting. But if we don’t have a candidate that connects in a big way with Black voters, we cannot win.

      And I struggle big-time with the Love thing…I find it far too easy to hate racists…

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        Kirstjen
        21 Jan 2020
        12:36pm

        I just finished reading Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi. It was long and dense with history, but very readable. I’d recommend it, as well. I’m going to check out the Robin Diangelo book, and I plan on reading How to Be An Antiracist as well.

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    Joannawnyc
    20 Jan 2020
    11:17am

    Divine love (agape) and brotherly love (philia). Feel it and VOTE.

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    Caroline
    20 Jan 2020
    12:02pm

    Beautiful.
    I need to remember this today.
    We are in Richmond. The sadness I feel for my adopted city is weighing on me.
    We’re just waiting for the guns and there owners to get back on their buses and go..

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      Kim France
      20 Jan 2020
      12:12pm

      Be safe, Caroline. I’ll be thinking of you.

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    Caroline
    20 Jan 2020
    12:25pm

    ❤️

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    HickfromStyx
    20 Jan 2020
    12:47pm

    While you celebrate a legitimate day for a worthy person, we have some conflated non-holiday concocted for the first time by our government. To kick it off, they announced that they are tying all post-secondary education funding to income level after graduation. Programs that do not graduate students with immediate employment and high incomes will be defunded. So I wish you a happy MLK Jr. Day. Remember to read his treatise on education.

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      D.Morgendorffer
      21 Jan 2020
      11:05am

      I don’t know if you’ll spot this, but I wanted to pass on my sympathies on such a turn of events. As a former academic brat, I know about these kinds of things, which are often a setup for political hacks to engage in self-serving manipulations. Fields of study that already don’t have the funds to develop programs for emerging areas in their field, surprise, don’t turn out graduates who move quickly to employment. Also, these setups tend to put a very narrow definition on what counts as employment connected to the field of study (an approach that generally punishes the humanities). Plus, all of this involves a deliberate misrepresentation of statistics. I hope for y’all there is pushback on such policies.

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        D.Morgendorffer
        21 Jan 2020
        11:30am

        While I’m on my soapbox proclaiming to a rapt audience of no one…These policies carried to their logical conclusion would mean hospitals with doctors, but no nurses, lab techs, or housekeeping…schools with administrators, but no teachers or custodians.

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        HickfromStyx
        22 Jan 2020
        11:34pm

        I am listening, and I am saddened by what is happening here at home. I am a liberal arts graduate. My child is currently enrolled at a liberal arts university. Education is essential to democracy. I can’t stand by and do nothing.

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      kirstjen
      21 Jan 2020
      12:38pm

      WTF? Jesus that’s beyond awful. We need to be pouring MORE and BETTER resources into those schools. Not less!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    20 Jan 2020
    4:57pm

    One of his best…and probably one of the hardest edicts to live out in my day-to-day life…especially with the current administration in the White House.

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    Gablesgirl
    20 Jan 2020
    7:47pm

    Re-read Letter from the Birmingham jail today. Makes my heart ache the same issues still exist today.

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    Kim
    20 Jan 2020
    8:02pm

    I come here for the fashion, but so happy to see you highlighting MLK Day and this worthy message.

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    Elle
    21 Jan 2020
    9:45am

    This is always welcome

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