In New York City, thousands gathered at the Riverside Church in Harlem Monday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The church is where King delivered his seminal “Beyond Vietnam” speech in 1967. Democracy Now! spoke to journalist Jemele Hill.
Jemele Hill: “My fear today is that white supremacy has become mainstream. The fact that you have a lawmaker, a congressman, who openly asked what’s wrong with white supremacy or where did that term come from, I think that speaks to everything that we’re seeing in this climate right now. Somehow it’s become more distasteful to be known as a white supremacist than the actual practice of white supremacy, where it’s more offensive to be labeled a racist as opposed to the actual practice of racism.”