On Martin Luther King’s Day…

On Martin Luther King’s day let’s talk to our children about his dream of a world more equal to all of us. Tell them what happened merely 50 years ago or so, when a group of people was segregated and discriminated just because of their skin color. Tell them that some people had to sit on the back of the bus, that they were also Americans but they had different rights. Tell them that so many people died, victims of hatred and racism. Tell them that it took a person with a strong conviction and a dream to unite people’s hearts. Tell them that society can do wrong sometimes, but it also can change for the better. Tell them that, just like MLK, we can be the change our world so desperately needs. Tell them to keep the dream alive.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
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