Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, better known as MLK Day. Many people will post their favorite MLK quote. Some white allies will even join in marches around the country remembering the legacy of Dr. King, usually quoting from his "I Have A Dream"speech. Today is often filled with remembrance, but in too many spaces and places just more talk.
It’s time to have some “real talk” about the misuse of Dr. King’s quotes as it pertains to moving the needle to anti-racist schools and communities. We all can learn so much if we examine Dr. King’s legacy which unapologetically embraced action to create equity moving from “more talk” to “real talk”.
In this episode you will learn:
- How MLK Quotes are used to undermine his legacy.
- The difference between “more talk” and “real talk”.
- Tips to move from awareness to action on MLK day and beyond.
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