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Monday, January 20, 2014

The History of a Bad Check

Posted by on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 8:09 AM

From MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech:

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
That's real talk...

 

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So I should cut a check? Where should I send this one?
Posted by Social Justice Banking on January 20, 2014 at 8:41 AM · Report this
2
a lot of money has been poured down that rathole since then.

Democraps paid black women to have babies outside of marriage and have harvested a bumper crop.

you get what you pay for.
Posted by Dependency on Government is the New Slavery on January 20, 2014 at 8:45 AM · Report this
rob! 3
Newly discovered tape of an MLK 1962 speech:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2…

Listen here:

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/mlk/

And a tape of a 1960 interview found in Tennessee:

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/241…
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on January 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM · Report this
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the check is in the mail
Posted by honkifyourehorny on January 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM · Report this
venomlash 5
Sure is racist unregistered posts in here.
Posted by venomlash on January 20, 2014 at 1:36 PM · Report this

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