Monday, January 21, 2008

Remembering the words of Dr. King... and taking it a bit further...

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day in the United States. Just a few minutes ago, I sat with Jack in front of my laptop, and watched Dr. King's "I have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial (I will link to it from You Tube below.) It is exciting to me to think that my son cannot fathom the idea of racism and prejudice. I like to hope he will take that idea of equality a bit further in regards to his sister.

Sadly, in comparison to Dr. King's dream, I think there is a "group" of individuals in the world that are just beginning their fight for equal rights in our society. These individuals are not separated by color, sex, age or economic status. I'd like to see Dr. King's "Dream" full filled in this way...


"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and
live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be
self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia [people living with disabilities and people without disabilities] will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood...

I have a dream that [children with special needs] will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by [their disability] but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today. "

3 comments:

SewPaula said...

Amen!

Brooklyn said...

WELL SAID!!!

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

When I read "content of there character" I nearly started crying. I wish wish people could look into the heart and not just the outward appearance. What a different world that would be!