A few weeks ago I read Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. It’s reputation is deserved. His understanding of justice, and ability to articulate it, is absolutely incredible.
Here are a few of its key portions, summarized with some headings. And then at the end I have a few reflections on whether those who affirm MLK’s opposition to racial injustice, but aren’t just as zealous to care about other issues of injustice right in front of them, really believe his message.