The seeds were planted 50 years ago during the March on Washington.
Yet all these years later, we're still waiting for many of those seeds to bloom. Racial prejudice and civil rights remain critical issues that affect millions of Americans. Too many people have failed to learn Dr. Martin Luther King's lesson: "Consider a person's actions, not the color of his skin."
That was brought home to me this week when I received an email, apparently sent to me in error. The message urged recipients to "fight back" and honor an elderly (white) veteran to combat the "thugs in hoods like Trayvon Martin, who violently beat up George Zimmerman." The sender seems to be living in some parallel universe; obviously she is reality-challenged. And there are too many people like her, who ignore facts and fairness in favor of personal bias. Sadly, we still have a long road to travel to fulfill Dr. King's dream of justice for all.
“I have a dream my four little 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.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photos of tiny hortensia buds in my garden.