Michael Eric Dyson
Among the many points Dyson covered in his reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, a few pithy aphorisms stood out that I paraphrase here:
- King is often reduced to thirty-four words [of the "I Have a Dream" speech] written when he was thirty-four years old
- our society is intolerant of complexity and allergic to nuance
- justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public
- nationalists are people who can't make a distinction between love and their country"
- prophecy is not about gazing into the future but bringing visions into existence