“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” MLK
Martin Luther King day has been observed since 1986. As it is a floating holiday it is always celebrated on the third Monday of January – close to, but not on MLK’s birthday, which is January 15.
This holiday is still very important, maybe more important than a decade ago, as we are so used to news covering wars, school shootings and the general brutality in TV and movies.
When we celebrate MLK day today, we therefore should not only think about this approach to racism but also about his protest against violence and hate in general and his battle for love and tolerance.
Have a great, peaceful day!