MLK weekend: Time to reflect

It’s good to reflect this weekend, as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his rich legacy of activism.

Dr. King was stalked and wire-tapped by the FBI, beaten and brutalized by racists, during his quest for justice. But he persevered in advancing the rights of Blacks to be treated equally, with dignity and respect.

Dr. King’s courage, faith and resolve inspire us today, especially in the face of ugly, divisive and racist utterances and policies that seek to further marginalize citizens who are deemed to be less than, all because of their skin color and continent of birth.

Let’s pause to reflect, chart a new course and remain vigilant. While others try to bring back the heinous days of segregation, it’s important to stamp out every trace of bigotry, racism and discrimination. As we honor Dr King, let’s be active, wise and responsive. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day and weekend!–OnPointPress.net– 

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