Monday, January 19, 2015


Anything I can say has been said better by others. But here it is anyway.

This year's tragedies across the US have starkly demonstrated how far we have to go before we can achieve the state of equality and respect that Dr. King envisioned. Not that lethal force too-quickly resorted to by police against young dark-skinned men is the only problem here. However, it certainly shows that a great rift exists between the America we have and the one that Dr. King named as our goal. It's still the goal: a place where bigotry doesn't ruin lives, where race and creed, as well as sexual orientation, gender identity, and many other personal characteristics are not used as markers for discrimination and hate. We'll get there, and this day of action and remembrance helps. I firmly believe that.

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