E.W. Jackson, Virginia US Senate Candidate, Calls for a Month of Brotherhood in April to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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CHESAPEAKE, Va., April 4, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. E.W. Jackson, long an advocate of racial reconciliation, is calling April a "Month of Brotherhood" with a moratorium on accusations of racism. Says Jackson, "Racists will pay no attention to this, but the rest of us who want to see our country come together can celebrate the life of Dr. King by taking a step of faith toward his vision."
King famously said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
Jackson believes that King would be deeply disappointed that fifty years after his death, accusations of racism would be a political weapon of the left against the right, Democrats against Republicans.
Says Mr. Jackson. "No sane American wants to be a racist, or be called a racist. Most Americans want to treat every person fairly based on character and competence. However concepts like systemic racism, white privilege and micro-aggressions, imply that America and Americans are hopelessly and inherently racist. This is not Rev. King's Dream, but a perverse nightmare."
Dr. King said, "I have a dream that...the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood."
"Dr. King's Dream was Brotherhood" says Jackson. "I cannot think of a better way to commemorate his life during the 50th Anniversary of his death than to declare a Month of Brotherhood. Who knows what progress we might make if we begin to give each other the benefit of the doubt instead of defaulting to accusations of racism and stoking racial division."
E.W. Jackson plans a major speech on race later this month in Charlottesville, where the violent confrontation took place over Confederate Statues last year.