Martin Luther King Jr: A Day to Remember
Today is January 15th, 2018 and another day of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. For as long as we can remember we have had this day to celebrate a man who did so much for this country, yet do we really take the time to remember him? I know for me it has been another day off of school, a free day of sorts. However, today I want to take a moment to commemorate the man who brought better equality to this country, through nonviolence.
To quote The King Center, “It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America. This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream.”
We live in an era where we are all given the racial freedom that was unheard of during Luther’s time. Yes, we still have disagreements and shortcomings as people believe they are shorted because of race. This may or may not be true, and I cannot give solid proof, but what I do know is that we are so lucky to live in a world that we do today because of what Luther did. He had a dream of equality for EVERY race in the United States, not just African Americans and the means of how he achieved this will stand in history forever. So, here is to the man who fought for equality and who dreamed of a color-blind society.