Take Action: Tell the media to live up to King’s dream

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther
King, Jr.
– a tragic end to a life spent moving the nation
towards racial justice and reconciliation.

But in the last few weeks, instead of building on his legacy,
the news media has been in a feeding frenzy which plays on our
worst fears and demeans the prophetic tradition of the black
church.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright has preached for over 3,000 hours in the
course of his career, but the cable news networks have used a
handful of 30-second clips, often taken completely out of
context, to exploit racial fears and further divide this nation.

I just sent a message to these networks, telling them to honor
King’s legacy by covering racial issues in a way worthy of his
dream. Will you join me?

Just click HERE.

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Published in: on April 4, 2008 at 1:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

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