Justice can’t be achieved if we don’t all do our part

Commentary | July 8, 2009 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

Does the arc of the moral universe bend toward justice? There is certainly no continuous progress toward justice. This is why the second part of Dr. King's discussion of the arc bending toward justice is of far greater importance. "It does not bend on its own. It bends because each of us in our own ways put our hand on that arc and we bend it in the direction of justice." This second part demands the participatory act of working for justice. It is the working for justice that creates justice.

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