One of the people who was with Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior when he was assassinated, came to Lansing Monday. Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young was the Keynote Speaker at a luncheon to honor King.
Young talked about where we are now as a country and what we can do to improve race relations. In short, his advice is to not make it about race but about economics. Young said the biggest obstacle we face is the speed of change in society. "The best way to approach that change is to look at it without guilt and without shame and to say, 'We've got to come together to make this world what we know it ought to be.'"
Young planned to tour the state prison in Jackson after the luncheon.
He said the money we spend incarcerating people would benefit society more, if it was used to educate them instead.