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The MLK who is Hardly Quoted

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From the Martin Luther King Jr. who is never played during "comfortable" Black History Month tribute sound bites.

"I have almost readched the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's greatest stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Klu Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice who prefers a negative peace, which is the absence of tension to a present peace, which is the presence of justic'e; who constantly says, 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can agree with you in your method of direct action', who paternalisticaly believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season'.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.''' -From Martin Luther King Jr. in his "Letter from Birmingham jail"

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