Until this country acknowledges and addresses the deeply rooted racism and classism woven into our system, true equality cannot be achieved. Until the majority of white people in this country realize institutionalized racism not only exists, but belongs to them and they need to actively help fix it, this cannot be fully changed. So, until then (or until we can throw balance of power off) we must keep pushing on, keep demanding change, keep organizing, keep recruiting people to get off of their couches and their devices and stand up for an ethical America, and allies need to keep persuading and coaxing the rest of the folks to see the truth.
The Record of the Day is by Chicago-based gospel and sometimes soul singer Shirley Wahls. It's an inspirational track released in the year following King's assassination. The words couldn't be more relevant today. Listen to this song. Watch "Eyes on the Prize". Go see "Selma" in the theater. Boycott the Oscars.