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Martin Luther King viewed integration as more than merely living together, side by side, in tolerant coexistence.   Integration…is evidenced in the welcome embrace of the other as a full participant in social, economic and political life.  ‘Integration is meaningless without the sharing of power.  When I speak of integration’, he said, ‘I don’t mean a romantic mixing of colours.  I mean a real sharing of power and responsibility’.  Integration requires not only changes in laws and public policies…  It also demands ‘a change in attitudes, the loving acceptance of individuals and groups’.  Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, Bryan N. Massingdale, (Orbis Books, 2010) pp 175/6