*We’ve all heard the saying, “Ignorance is bliss.” Yes, what you don’t know won’t hurt you — but seriously — can we all come together and give the “visionary” that created this flier, disrespecting the honorable memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and everything he stood for, the prize for Jackass of the Year? Then send their ass to the library!
The flier, which is currently circulating on social media, was brought to our attention by an article written by Tonyaa Weathersbee for BlackAmericaweb.com
In it, Weathersbee eloquently states,
It seems some folks need a history lesson. Or maybe a simple lesson on cultural dignity will do.
Images of fliers for events that are supposed to be honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which falls on Jan. 15., and is celebrated on Monday, Jan. 20., are being circulated on social media.
That wouldn’t be a bad thing if those fliers included quotes from his speeches, and were adding a digital edge to the causes that King fought for before an assassin gunned him down 44 years ago.
It wouldn’t be a bad thing if those fliers were advertising seminars or parties with a purpose toward getting younger black people to believe in their own power to end rampant unemployment, mass incarceration, and other problems that disproportionately dog them.
What’s been spreading on social media like gangrene on a wound festering with ignorance and indifference are fliers that depict Dr. King in ways that glorify the shallowness that leads some black people to do things that fuel their own oppression and exploitation.
May we never forget those who gave their very lives fighting for peace and equality. Long live the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King!
See the complete article at BlackAmericaweb.com