"The line of progress is never straight." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. condemned the rise of antiSemitism not only before Jewish groups but to blacks. Responding to a letter which read, "I am a Negro, but I don't like Jews," King was forthright. "This is a problem which you need to solve immediately," he wrote, "because it is no different from the attitude that many Whites have concerning the whole Negro race." King echoed the sentiments of his friend, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, who said, "How many disasters do we have to go through in order to realize that all of humanity has a stake in the liberty of one person; and whenever one person is offended we are all hurt? What begins as the inequality of some inevitably ends as