"True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice."
Martin Luther King, Jr in a 1955 response to an accusation that he was “disturbing the peace” by his activism during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
His words remind us that it was and still is, true justice, not simply “peace” which is the end goal of any civil rights movement —no matter how uncomfortable that may make so-called moderates, the privileged or members of the oppressor class
Hollow calls for “love & peace” without directly acknowledging and addressing structural racism, racial profiling and especially police brutality (a subject King specifically addressed in his most famous speech) are meaningless platitudes and offer comfort to only the oppressor, not the oppressed
#Peace Without Justice Is Oppression