Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Resistance: Stand Against Racism

Moral Mondays brought down despicable North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, and Rev. William Barber founded and still leads Moral Mondays.

If Donald Trump ever planned, as he continually promised, to act “presidential,” this should have been the week. Yet even as grandstands went up along the inaugural parade route, Trump took to Twitter like a Kardashian to attack Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Targeting the only surviving March on Washington speaker on the MLK holiday weekend, Trump made clear once more how little he knows about the America he has been elected to serve and the historical moment in which he takes office. By attacking the “Conscience of the Congress,” Trump has served notice to all people of conscience that the time to prepare for moral resistance is now.


This is hardly the first time we have faced racism and a disdain for the poor from the White House. But it is our time now to stand against it. Rep. Lewis’s moral resistance is a rallying cry for all people of conscience. With nonviolent love, we will resist every attack and attempt to implement policy violence. Now is the time. Here is the place. We are the people, and we will be heard.

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