MLK Day has ended
With the end of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at hand and the Holiday enjoyed by most Americans, the true test of whether or not people actually remember Dr. King’s message is how they act on it. Politics is about raising your voice and hearing your neighbor’s concerns. I think what Dr. King wanted more than anything else was for the American People and the Peoples of the world to learn to listen to the needs, wants, and dreams of their fellowman, so we could build a society that is good for everyone. I like to say society is built on the balancing of interests while a healthy society is a society that adequately addresses and balances the interests of its members. In essence, our message is the same thing. Racism may not be as open and pervasive as it once was, but our society in many ways is still filled with the same kind of disparity, disenfranchisement, and lack of balance Dr. King experienced. As we move farther away from his Day, I think people should remember his message in what they say to others, in their choices, and in what causes they take up.
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