Sunday, January 14, 2007

Not For Black People Only

Tomorrow is the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., probably the most heroic man of the last century. All people who live in this country--and not just African Americans--live better lives because of him and his brave and selfless pursuit of justice, peace, and equality. I'm saddened when I hear my white friends act like it's only a holiday for black people. Dr. King gave his life so that all of us could be free of the shackles of racism and injustice. While his struggle is not complete he took us light years from the remnants of pre-civil war barbarism into the light of hope and possibility. It's our responsibility to carry forward his vision and make that dream of love and civility and peace a reality for this and future generations.

All praises to Dr. King; may his light shine forever.

No comments:

Post a Comment