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Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It's MLK Day and I was trying to think of what I could write that would pay adequate tribute to him. And I realized that his message was and still is so important for our society, so instead of trying and, potentially, failing, I will quote Martin Luther King himself.

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

And include the video Ten OTHER Things Martin Lurther King Said by Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine. Because "at this time of year we always hear the same 2 or 3 MLK clips over and over, but there was much more to the man. So here are ten of my favorite quotes from MLK that aren't heard as often."

Just listen to the wisdom of Martin Luther King and reflect on what we all can do individually and together to create progress for all of us. And consider what you can do to help end racism, classism, and sexism - whether they effect you or not. Being conscious that these issues still exist is not enough if we do nothing to change the status quo. Because, as Dr. Horrible states, "Destroying the status quo because the status is not quo."

Have a great day everyone and remember all that Martin Luther King, Jr. accomplished for our society, as well as remember his dream and continue working towards it.

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