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Reply to "The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting"

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."---King

I like that. It should be on a wall someplace, or used in the opening of every African American church. After all, that is the place we be found in numbers on a frequent and regular basis.

I have used 'invincible ignorance' for years as an unknowing substitute for 'conscious stupidity'.

This strikes me as another way to say the controversial words, 'We are our own worst enemy.'

We refuse to speak. In spite of our loud responses to many things we refuse to speak pursuant to Dr. King's legacy.

Maybe we don't understand it any longer.

We have suffered almost four decades of misinterpretation.

We now argue, in Congress no less, that to demand equality under the law is not the thing to do.

Wouldn't Dr. King be surprised?



Jim Chester