An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
—Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Forty-five years ago today civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis. His message continues to resonate for all, but particularly for those who continue to be discriminated against, maligned, neglected, hated and/or suppressed: women, people of color, gay men, lesbians, bisexual people, transgender individuals, immigrants, veterans, homeless people, the poor and the disabled. Thank you Dr. King for your ongoing contribution to the betterment of society.
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I couldn't have said it better. Having a child with disabilities has opened my eyes to the injustices inflicted upon all oppressed people and warmed my heart to them.ReplyDelete