The Female Solution: Can Dr. King’s Non Violent Tactics Defeat Racism Today?
Guests are joining us live from Memphis, Tennessee where the culmination of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination is being held.
The event has drawn people from across the nation, to recollect the times and honor the life of a man who ignited a movement for justice in the world by putting into practice a philosophy of non-violent protest–drawing the eyes of the world to America’s problem of racial injustice. Today’s the U.S. is still grappling with racism, but the openly enforced segregation of schools, libraries, lunch counters, movie theaters, and neighborhoods no longer exists, and so there has been undeniable progress.
Today’s racial injustice is encapsulated for many by the slaying of black citizens by police officers, who later claim the killings to be justifiable. Groups like “Black Lives Matter” have organized mass protest marches – but what is the goal? Is it to challenge an unjust law? Demand a new law? Can the tactic of non-violent protest marches address and eliminate the racism of our day? What tactic would actually make a difference?