Speak MY Piece: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there’s no better time to recall some of the timeless words spoken many years ago: “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.”

Not the way someone looks, but who they are.

Sadly, racism is central to much of the discord we continue to see. Racism is an issue that needs calm and serious resolution, but it also is a trigger that divides. It seems to be less about equality and more about division and political power at this time.

Pause for a moment and think about the real legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Think about his message of non-violent change. Think about his “dream” that we not judge others by the color of their skin. This is inherent in our Constitution, our founding message that “all men are created equal.”

Like Ghandi before him, MLK believed that love is the only thing that can turn an enemy into a friend. Meanwhile, the demigods and fools bypass all of it, using distrust and hatred to divide.