The great man who led the march from Selma to Montgomery and there called for the passage of the Voting Rights Act foresaw progress, even in Alabama. ‘The arc of the moral universe is long,’ he said, but 'it bends toward justice,’ if there is a steadfast commitment to see the task through to completion.
Shelby County v. Holder (2013) (RBG oral dissent, quoting Martin Luther King, Jr.)
“Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other word in modern psychology: it is the word ‘maladjusted.’ This word is the ringing cry to modern-child psychology. Certainly, we all want to avoid the maladjusted life. In order to have real adjustment within our personalities, we all want the well‐adjusted life in order to avoid neurosis, schizophrenic personalities. As I move to my conclusion, I would like to say to you today, in a very honest manner, that there are some things in this world in which I am proud to be maladjusted. I call upon all men of goodwill to be maladjusted to these things until the good society’s realized. I must honesty say to you that I never intend to adjust myself to racial segregation and discrimination. I never intend to adjust myself to religious bigotry. I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that will take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few and leave millions of God’s children smothering in an air-tight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society.” - #MLK 💪 #MLKDay 💪