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We should never adjust to these things

Martin Luther King, Jr. said in a keynote talk to the American Psychological Association in l967, that “it may well be that our world is in dire need of a new organization - the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment.”

He listed some things in our society that we must always be maladjusted to:

  • Racial discrimination and racial segregation
  • Religious bigotry
  • Economic conditions that take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few
  • The madness of militarism
  • The self-defeating effects of physical violence

As people of goodwill, what do we choose in 2016 not to adjust ourselves to? What actions does creative maladjustment require us to take?

Beth and Mel Keiser

Black Mountain

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