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'If we lose this, then all the other issues won't matter"

Martin Luther King “would say that we need to come together because this is our planet, and if we lose this, then all the other issues won’t matter.”—Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President of HipHop Caucus


 

notes:   From an op-ed about broadening the environmental movment by Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., president of the civil and human rights group Hip Hop Caucus.    Extended excerpt

“Dr. King, clearly he was about fighting against injustice, but he recognized that we cannot fight injustice as a segregated progressive movement,” Mr. Yearwood said. “We could not do this movement siloed.”

“In other words, this movement cannot be just all white, or the gun violence movement in the ‘hood just all black, or the immigration issue just all brown,” he said. King “would say that we need to come together because this is our planet, and if we lose this, then all the other issues won’t matter.”

source: "At a Climate Protest, Science and Religion," Jada F. Smith, New York Times., 1/15/13.

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Tom Smerling
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2013-01-17