Monday, January 17, 2011



Although he was cowardly assassinated in 1968, today is the 24th celebration of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior Day here in the United States.
What can be said about the man now that has not already been said by others?
He strove for peace through peaceful means in troubled times, and in many ways, his hopes and dreams have come true, to an extent.
While harmony exists amongst most of the races here in America today, there are still places around the world that do not practice equality amongst their own people.
There are still those around the world that only judge a person by either how rich or poor they are.
Those who prefer to love members of their own gender instead of their opposite one still strive for their own version of equal rights, and anyone HIV positive or dying from AIDS still have to deal with the stigma of that disease, regardless what the source of their original infection was.
While Doctor King was focused upon just one specific issue at the time of his death, I like to feel that being the humanitarian he was, in time his attention would have turned to these other matters as they arose.
Who knows? Maybe someday, everyone will completely be judged by "the content of their character" instead of any other external factor(s) after all.

Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief: The Free Choice E-zine
MLK, JR DAY 2011

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