Let me start by saying that I don't know everything about MLK, and have heard rumors of disagreeable things he did. But for the moment, I am choosing to overlook those things, and focus on the epic things he did!!
If you don't already know [which I kind of doubt], Mr. King was an incredible person who fought for the right of all people to be treated equally, regardless of the color of their skin. His efforts did not go unheard. Today we do not have segregated buses and drinking fountains (that I know of), and I don't have a second thought about seeing people around me of every race. It's become a way of life (well, I've heard that racism is still prevalent in some areas of the country, but those peeps are just taking longer to jump on the bandwagon of reality and truth!).
Here's a video of his timeless "I have a dream" speech. Love it!
It seems such a foreign concept nowadays to be against someone just because of the color of their skin, but I am reminded that people are still targeted for reasons that are just as preposterous. For example:
- Babies are killed - why? Because of their age and location, and sometimes gender.
- Elderly people are euthanized - why? Because they are a burden to have around.
[And in case you didn't guess, I think both those are ridiculous reasons to be against people, along with skin color.]
I love how Mr. King was an outspoken advocate for all people, and I leave you a striking quote to stew in for a while:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Where do you stand in times of challenge and controversy? Are you sitting in your seat with a bag of popcorn, or are you in the crowd fighting for what you believe in?