Civil & Right – Reflections on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (01-17-16 Sermon)

The job is to talk to your peers.
Educate them with your wisdom, with your insight, with your openness, with your non-racist values.
Don’t be afraid.
Don’t let blatant, or even more importantly, subtle, racism slide.
Call your peers on it.
Don’t be afraid.
Speak your values.
Take the risk of feeling what it’s like to be kicked out
and on the outside.
If you’re lucky enough to have that happen,
remember that what you’re feeling is a mere shred
of what people of color feel everyday.
Don’t be afraid.
Share your own racist thoughts with someone you trust.
Speak it.
Work through it. Own it.
Then get over it, so you can do the work that needs to be done.

– from members of the SoulWork for racial justice task force