Marge (and all other repliers coming back to check on the responses)~
I have been sitting quietly, watching the opinions roll by. I know very little about MLK, other than "I have a dream" and the stereotypical, very opinionated things about him and what he represented. And, BOOTS and NATE DOG, I am a South Carolinian. To be honest, I could care less about what happened "millions of years ago" with the birth of the African American thing. To be honest, I don't want to read up on MLK and what he represented. This is not to belittle him or his "dream". I am living in the present, and without the stories of the past, I can see the state of our union today. I have friends of all different races. My neighbors are all different colors, yellow, dark-skinned and I would swear one of them is green under his clothes! But it doesn't matter. I believe in doing the "right thing" and honoring morals and upholding ethics that I believe would be admirable of ANY human. I don't judge. And perhaps that's what should drive all of us...not so much to force past happenings and people on others, but deal with what we have before us. If people were just kind, and followed what a true heart would prescribe, the world would be a better place. Perhaps that is better stated a dream of today. "Why can't we all be friends?" (make sure to whine when you say that! hahaha). Perhaps online is a great demonstration. Nate, I had no idea you were African-American. But it doesn't matter. In type we are all the same. Our views are different, but we are all the same (almost, thanks to the great variety of fonts and colors) type and AIN'T IT GRAND that we can express our individualities here in America? God Bless all who read this, and celebrate EVERYDAY as if it was a stride toward peace.
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~Henry David Thoreau