Monday, January 21, 2008

Remembering His Dream

Today, January 21st, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For some of you, this may be insignificant. For others - myself among you - today is more than just a day off of work or school. This day serves as a reminder of where we as a nation have been, where we STILL are, and how much further we still have to go to end racism and inequality forever; this as opposed to simply tempering it and attempting to veil its continuing existence. I can't help but wonder what Dr. King would have to say about our nation if he were alive today. I think he would be pleased with the progress, but assertively insist that we have a long, long way to go. Discrimination, among all races, colors, and creeds is alive and well. Americans must continue to fight this terrible evil by not forgetting what Dr. King stood for, and by carrying on his legacy for our children and future grandchildren, so that they may live in a world where everyone is treated equally, afforded the same opportunities, and do not have to live in fear of one another. Underneath our outward appearances, we are all the same; let's not forget it.

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