I can't speak for their experience. It is not my lived experience.
But they are important.
Very important MLK quote:
"I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the [removed]'s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I have seen this behavior a lot with George Floyd protests. I used to be astonished at the thought that during the time MLK was marching, that people would have been against it. It seems now that everyone says they would have been for it. Supporting equal rights.
But after watching what happened in Minneapolis and seeing and hearing conversations with people...it does not surprise me anymore. The country is mostly white and the majority of people care more about being justice and order than addressing the problem.
https://reddit.com/r/facepalm/comments/silzy8/miami_police_officer_charged_after_video_emerges/ - viewer warning. Basically this police officer is kneeling on a womans neck and then tazes her in the stomach. She is pregnant and miscarries later. The officer was not fired or suspended for this action.
In 2015, a popular hashtag under #ReclaimMLK began to remind folks to keep all of King's political ideology in mind, not just the convenient bits. One of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza, told The Root that the purpose of the hashtag was to remind people of King's more radical and necessary words. The same hashtag surfaced this Monday after King's admirers took to Twitter.
https://gearjunkie.com/outdoor/sam-alexander-alaska-niveh-taahin-film - Native person. I guess Barack Obama had the mountain in Alaska renamed to Denali. This person has ideas about being a neighbor and communiy member.
https://reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/sip2nb/til_that_the_problem_we_all_live_with_a_painting/ - I guess Normal Rockwell made a painting about the student Ruby and the effort to desegregate schools. That was in 1960.
In 2022, the desgretation took place 62 years ago. Seems like a lifetime ago. The problem is that there are still people alive today -- with the same views -- from that time. Did you learn anything from your parents? The children of people who were pro-segregation are definitely still alive and in power today. There are people alive today who had grandparents who were slaves. This mode of thinking is current.