Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero of mine. As a straight caucasian male, I have never really been the target of discrimination. I feel really lucky because I consider discrimination to be downright despicable and a heinous crime. I firmly believe all people should have the same rights as any other, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, etc. I greatly admire Martin Luther King Jr. for fighting for people who were victims of racism. People who couldn’t fight it themselves for fear of lynching or mysteriously disappearing. He went against the culture in the Southern US that was overtly racist. I still get shivers whenever I hear his “I have a dream” speech. And while I cannot say that his crusade against racism was 100% successful, I can say this country is better because of him. So everyone, take a moment on Monday to think about what he did for so many people.
Posted by: hillad | January 16, 2009