Here is a wonderful post from Jill Dennison. As thousands of federal workers continue to be held hostage by a president who stands for everything Dr. King would have found repulsive, this day deserves even more deference. His words and actions continue to resonate. In America, we tend to take two steps forward, followed by a step or two back. We’ve made progress. Yet, racial and gender injustice continue. I’m still optimistic believe it or not. This too shall pass. Dr. king’s vision for a more just world is still unfulfilled. But if we continue to stand up to those who would love to take us back to an era where so many were marginalized, we will eventually achieve the dream he so eloquently spoke of. I hope I’ll be alive to see it.
Today is a federal holiday in the United States — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Parts of this are from a post I wrote two years ago, for it said what I wanted to say then, as it does now. So, while some of this post is recycled, so to speak, I have updated it and added a few things. In honour of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on 15 January 1929. He would have been 90 years old last Tuesday, had he lived. On this day…
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