Remembering Martin Luther King

One of my all time favorite speech ever made by anybody is the I have a dream speech by Martin Luther King.  The words are profound because it motivated an entire nation to stand up for their rights and the rights of those not fortunate enough to receive equality as Americans. His speech is influential not just to Americans but people from all over the world.  His words should remind us the danger of  becoming too comfortable and lackadaisal  when it comes to protecting our freedom and our rights. Also, the words should inspire all of us to fight for the rights of others no matter what their color, sexual orientation, age, or religion.  Nobody should have to tell or remind us to fight against injustice.  We should do it because we know it is the right thing to do.  The next time you see someone being discriminated against, do not take the easy way out by turning your back.  Fighting for justice is an honorable endeavor and I do not mean you have to physically get into a fist fight with someone to stand up for others. Use nonviolent means to achieve your goal.

Do you think we are equal in today’s society?  Have you ever felt discriminated against because of the color of your skin, the way you dress, act or because of what you believe in?


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