I’d like to believe tolerance and acceptance of all other cultures is not only evident, but celebrated, within my multicultural family. Just the other day my 4-year-old asked me why he doesn’t have “yellow” hair or light skin like I do. It gave me great pride to remind him that our beautiful family is the creation of two people from two different races that met, fell in love and started a family. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said himself, “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” How lucky I am indeed to be in the same ship with these beautiful people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s light shown so brightly that this year, 44 years after his untimely passing, we still look to the wisdom of his incredible spirit and realize not only how far we’ve come, but how far we have yet to go.
Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed a dream we all share for our children. I hope to pass along these seven lessons inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. to my children.
Will you be discussing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message with your children?
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