In Observercast Episode 20: Not The Future, The Right Now, we talked with state Sen. George Young, who grew up in Memphis in the 1960s, not far from the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. We wanted him to provide context to the current global protests for civil rights and an end to police brutality and assess the progress and setbacks leading up to this moment. Sen. Young, one of only two black members of the Oklahoma Senate, also offers a blueprint for creating a better, fairer, and more just Oklahoma, and details the hope he finds in demonstrations that now include as many whites as blacks, marching shoulder to shoulder against racism and for equality.
To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable