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Racism. Violence

Reflections on the 44th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Is the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin under disputed circumstances part of the "promised land" of which Dr. King only got a glimpse as he looked over from his "mountain top"? Is the wanton gun violence perpetrated by blacks principally against other blacks in several of our major urban communities throughout the United States also part of what Dr. King saw from his mountain top? Most important of all, other than appropriately protesting the killing of Trayvon Martin, what are we, in real time, doing about materially changing the landscape of gun violence that may or may not have been visible from Dr. King's mountain top?