In the marketplace of ideas, does love still trump violence? By Kristy Jansen “We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.” Anti-colonialism activist Frantz Fanon was fighting racism and black oppression in Algeria and Martinique when he wrote … [Read more...] about OPTIMIST VIEW: Why civil disobedience and ahimsa (nonviolence) triumph in the face of injustice
Martin Luther King Jr.
Kirk Boyd is a guest blogger for The Intelligent Optimist and secretary of the International Bill of Rights project. Today I went with a friend to the Martin Luther King Day celebrations at Yerba Buena Park in San Francisco. It was a good event with around 500 people present, … [Read more...] about A lesson from Dr. King