Happy MLK Day: The silence of our leaders and friends is more harmful than the words of our enemies

by , under Enrique Tessieri

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr.  (1929-68)

Happy MLK Day!

I have no respect for those who preach “social equality” in Finland but who would not raise a finger to challenge social inequality. They are the ones who support and reinforce institutional racism in Finland. 

The fake promises coupled with their silence reminds me, today commemorating Martin Luther King, of a famous quote by him: “…remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.”

We should ask politicians and others after they talk about “social equality” (yhdenvertaisuus) and “gender equality” (tasa-arvo) what they have done to further these important values.

You would be surprised by their answers that are nothing more than shrouded in silence.

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