Thoughts From Martin Luther King Jr. and Words With Professor Jon Okamura
When everyday decisions about budget allocations and priorities are made, do we deeply consider what path will yield a more just society? That's the kind of attention MLK was, I think, calling for. Here, Jon Okamura offers a brief overview of Hawai'i's history and recent evolution toward a more just society. If you think we're doing well, check this challenge from MLK:
The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of
civilization... The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967.