On this day in which we celebrate the birth of our sweet brother Martin Luther King Jr. may we be reminded that his message was not solely for Blacks but rather a universal message for all sufferers of inequality. MLK’s message was not against whites, but rather a message against intolerance and injustice.
Let us also not forget that Martin Luther king Jr’s message stemmed from the teachings of Ghandi, therefore his message was not one of separation but rather one of integration and acceptance.
Let us never back down in the face of injustice and inequality; however let us also not forget that the world is filled with many different flavors and styles. May we always seek to learn from the cultural, spiritual, and religious differences that make each one of us unique.
Here’s a track from India Arie and Idan Raichel to help you through the day. Martin would have been proud.
India Arie and Idan Raichel – “Gift of Acceptance”