Friday, January 20, 2006

The 'Dream' of Martin Luther King Day

What's the message of Martin Luther King Day, celebrated by Americans on Monday last? One that has a clear resonance for us here in New Zealand too. Edwin Locke reminds us of 'The Dream':
What should we remember on Martin Luther King Day? In his "I Have a Dream" speech Dr. King said: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character"...
On Martin Luther King Day--and every day--we should focus on the proper antidote to racism and the proper alternative to racial thinking: individualism. We need to teach our children and all our citizens to look beyond the superficialities of skin color and to judge people on what really matters, namely, "the content of their character."
Character is all. Skin colour is just something you're born with.

Linked Article: What We Should Remember on Martin Luther King Day: Judge People by Their Character, Not Skin Color - Edwin Locke

2 Comments:

Blogger Dax Montana said...

Lurking...

1/20/2006 01:50:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it!
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11/18/2006 10:30:00 am  

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