The Kindergartner: Tomorrow is a holiday, do you want to know what holiday?
The Kindergartner: It’s Martin Luther King Day.
Me: And do you know what Martin Luther King, Jr. did?
The Kindergartner: He had a dream that we would all get along, no matter what color of skin everybody has.
It’s a good dream.
We’re getting closer to achieving Dr. King’s dream, but we’re not there yet. There’s still a lot of work left to do. And it goes beyond skin color. Whether it’s the girl with Down syndrome, the 800-pound man, the woman with a burqa, or the teen that wants to take his boyfriend to prom; all of these people have something in common. They are all people and they deserve to be treated as such.
Let’s have a dream where every person, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, mental capacity, health, or any other variance is treated with the dignity and respect that we all deserve.
And then let’s make that dream a reality.