“Pride (In the Name of Love)”
You know you saw this one coming, right?
U2 was always very socially aware, and their progressive Christian values were very much in keeping with Dr. King’s life and work. Everything I could say about Dr. King has already been said, far better, by others. But like many in the world, I still believe in the nonviolent protest and activism he used to help advance the cause of Civil Rights in this country. I still believe in judging people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin (or how they pray, or how they vote, or what reproductive parts they possess, or any other superficial factors). And I still believe that we can achieve Dr. King’s dream. We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting a lot closer.
So, in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sing.