In Response to the Church Shootings in Charleston, South Carolina

Originally reblogged June 19, 2015

Just discovered this blog site, PA Pundits – International, a variety of op-ed pieces from around the globe. This one shines a spotlight on the hateful, racist murders in South Carolina by going back in time to when Bobby Kennedy spoke to the nation about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, we can continue to and should learn from history.

Originally posted on PA Pundits – International:

PP_Star Parker_2013-01-11_thumbnailBy Star Parker ~

Remarks of Robert Kennedy on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
4 April 1968, Indianapolis, Indiana

Ladies and Gentlemen,

20150618_charlestonscchurch2015I’m only going to talk to you just for a minute or so this evening, because I have some — some very sad news for all of you — Could you lower those signs, please? — I have some very sad news for all of you, and, I think, sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world; and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.

Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort. In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it’s perhaps well to ask what kind of a…

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