I can want to. I can try. I can watch it, read about it, talk about it, post on …

I can want to. I can try. I can watch it, read about it, talk about it, post on social media about it, I can weep over its injustices, march in solidarity with its victims, use the right phrases and hashtags, even show homage for its music and culture. But as a white male i can never fully understand or grasp the experience of the day-to-day, can’t-turn-it-off, always-there experience of being black in America… But in the wake of all that we see in the news, all that’s mourned in families and communities across this country, all that’s inflamed by continued rancor and racial disharmony, our actions of sincere solidarity, however flawed and imperfect. Will slowly, inch by inch, moment by moment, person by person, get us closer to that ideal world. Which will be something, once we get there, we can all experience. “…It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children…” #Portrait #MLK #MLKDay #MartinLutherKingJr #CivilRights #MartinLutherKingJrDay #DrKing #IHaveADream #inspirational #Legend #HappyBirthday #Drawing #Sketching #Illustrations #Rendering #Artist #InstaArt #Art #FanArt #Doodles #AutodeskSketchBookPro #Wacom


Updated: March 22, 2018 — 12:47 am

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