As the community of Ferguson learns of the decision of the Missouri grand jury to not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances.
Courage breeds creativity; cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular?
But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968