Monday, February 23, 2009

Black History Month

Well, it's Black History Month and i'm reading "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr." What an incredible book (life). i never knew much about MLK until recently. As i became more aware of social justice issues and convicted that the Church ought to play a dominate role in such areas, his name started coming to the surface again and again.

Black History Month is not just for black people. In fact, i believe us Anglo people would profit most from black history. We tend prefer to leave the past behind us when it comes to this area. In fact, black history in America seems "so long ago", even though history is still being made and many are still alive who remember when segregation was a living reality and voter rights were being denied to blacks. When people are still alive, it's what we call "recent history".

In fact, these discrimination and justice issues are more recent than we'd like to admit:

As a positive step forward, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was recently signed by President Obama. If only we didn't have to make laws to keep these things from happening.