Last month I had the chance to attend the Red Letter Christians gathering, where people passionate about social justice can brainstorm about how to make a difference. Our conversation that weekend kept coming back to race and how Christians should respond to racial discrimination. My friend Mickey had noted that the current climate around protests, and those who misunderstand or minimize the need for them, bore an alarming similarity to the reactions to Martin Luther King’s protests so many years ago. His response to some of that criticism, written from a jail in Birmingham, is as relevant today as it was back then. So during our weekend together, we took some time to read through the letter.
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