Remembering Dr. King and taking his dream to new heights
Posted Jan 17 2011 1:43pm
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day in the United States. It is exciting to know that Jack cannot fathom the idea of racism and prejudice. However, sadly, members of our community continue to fight stigma and prejudice. I believe 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" fulfilled 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 physical and mental 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."
I share that dream with you Dr. King. We've come so far, but we still have more to do. Will you help me make this dream a reality?