What would MLK do?
Regarding “Leonard Pitts: Remember MLK’s call to action, ‘Now is the time’ (Page D2, Friday), I read the interview with Leonard Pitts, who will be speaking at the Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration in Houston. His call to “resistance” comes a little late; a call to action a year and a half ago was what was needed. But it did not happen among the majority of the population that did not vote for Donald Trump.
And I think that was due to hubris, one of my favorite Greek words, which means, more or less, an arrogant pride. The so-called “globalists” did not believe this could happen here, not after 60-plus years of social advances. So they were comfortable with the notion that they could not lose, just as the anti-Brexit group was. As soon as that vote passed in Britain, I had a foreboding that the same “run-to-the-past” would occur here. We deserved what we got; now we will have to do all we can to mitigate the effects. B. A. Schuster, Pearland