Because of you, I went to school everyday and got a great education. An education based on what I could DO not my skin color.
Because of you, I never had to experience the hardships of my parents or my grandparents, and other elders in my family because of my skin color.
Because of you, my family embraces all of our shades as unique and beautiful.
Because of you, I shop where I want, whenever I want.
Because of you, I go where I want, whenever I want.
Because of you, I interact with different cultures and people everyday and rejoice in their differences.
Because of you, My children are proud to tell anyone that listens that they are special because they are what is good of being black and what is good of being white.
Because of you, my children get an excellent education that again focuses on what they CAN DO, not what their skin color is.
Because of you, my children go to school and sit in a class room that is as different and diverse as a box of crayons. Different religions, different cultures, different colors.
So thank you Dr. Rev. King
Racism and prejudice still exist. The gap between the haves and have nots is getting bigger. Some days when you look at the news, you feel like the world has taken 1 step forward and 20 steps back.
I am GLAD i do not have to wonder what a world would have been like without a Dr. King, a John Kennedy, a Bobby Kennedy, Rosa Parks, a Malcolm X or many others. I don't really want to know. I am GLAD that i experience what you were such a major part of changing.
So when ever you think that no one cares, i will stand up and say I am grateful. I am thankful.
That is really beautiful. I've never seen that video which I'm kinda embarrassed to say. I have grown up in a predominantly white area, and being white myself, has not made me a racist, but maybe not so in tune with the struggles that someone of a different race would have to face. I try to love and respect all people regardless of race or religion.
Thank you for that. It was very touching. It's just too bad that with something that insightful, that we still have the problems we have today.