The Calendar says it’s Martin Luther King Jr. day. Is he cancelled too?
The man who wanted to be judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin would be canceled in todays cancel culture. His birthday was on the 15th with no mention of it in the media. Will his federal holiday go unnoticed? Has he already been cancelled?
If we erase our past then how do we learn from it?
In my childhood we learned quite a bit about MLK and every year spent the month of February, black history month, learning about black history. We learned to judge our peers by the content of their character and not their skin color. We learned about Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Kofi Annan and I grew up and admired Micheal Jordan, all legendary and important to black history.
Now, as an adult, I am now encouraged to adjust my hiring practices to account for “Diversity“, a term that allows me to hire based on skin color, and not the most qualified person for a position. Most of the corporations on the planet are on board with this new initiative.
We had come so far in the 80’s and 90’s as far as racially equality. We have lost all those gains in the last 10 years. We have a lot of work to do to relearn what MLK had taught us and he also warned us about the future.
This is my favorite MLK quote:
“If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, ‘brethren!’ Be careful, teachers!”Martin Luther King Jr. —“The Purpose of Education” from Morehouse College student newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, 1947
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