At a time when our country is torn by fierce political differences, it’s appropriate to remember words spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957, when he said that despite the terrible abuses under the segregation system, his goal nonetheless was ultimately to awake people’s moral awareness and bring people together, not leave them embittered and polarized: “The nonviolent resister does not seek to humiliate or defeat the opponent but to win his friendship and understanding. ... The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor. But the end is reconciliation. The end is redemption.”

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