By the end of his life, Martin Luther King realized the validity of violence
Hanif Abdurraqib

I’m going to go out on a limb: There is no modern example that shows violence as an effective tool for social change movements. Instead, we have endless examples showing how violence essentially undermine’s a social movement’s chance to succeed. I don’t think this is wishful thinking — although I’ll admit that nonviolence matches my personal beliefs — but I think it’s a simple fact of history. It’s why MLK embraced nonviolence as the strategy for that movement, even though it was the hardest path to follow; not just because it suited his views, but because it would WORK.

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