“Look at what men have done to other men. See how they have built systems of oppression. And trampled over God’s children as if they were things rather than persons. Look at what we do on the battlefields of the world. I read it every day… and admit, something within me boils over. We go into Vietnam and fight a war. And whenever the men of our army in the United States kill little Vietnamese children and Vietnamese people, that’s an act of heroism. The minute the Vietcong bombs a hotel or bombs a village where our soldiers are, it’s an act of terror. It’s just as evil to kill Vietnamese as it is to kill Americans, because they are all God’s children."

–Martin Luther King Jr. (1966)

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