Where Do We Go From Here? by Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The great majority of Americans are suspended between these opposing attitudes. They are uneasy with injustice but unwilling yet to pay a significant price to eradicate it.”

“While much has been done, it has been accomplished by too few and on a scale too limited for the breadth of the goal.”

“Freedom is not won by a passive acceptance of suffering. Freedom is won by a struggle against suffering.”

“What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.”

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”

“White America must assume the guilt for the black man’s inferior status.”

These words were written in 1967. It is heartbreaking that the words of Martin Luther King Jr. are still needed over fifty years later. While there have been advancements in our society, we are still failing. This book is still relevant today unfortunately. I encourage everyone to pick this book up and read it. It is vital.