Hatred and intolerance can take many forms. Some are obvious- racism, sexism, homophobia. But there’s something else not often called hatred or intolerance, but that is just as destructive- a mean, callous disregard for the poor and the working class and their needs. I think about this as food stamps are being cut and unemployment benefits are allowed to expire.
I’d imagine that Dr. King felt any and every kind of hatred can paralyze, confuse, and darken a society as much as it can life overall. We’d do well to remember his words.
He’s no longer with us, but that shouldn’t stop us from continuing his work.