Monday, January 19, 2009
It certainly seems like this year's MLK Day has much more meaning and significance in American society than in years past. Not only is today a celebration of his life and his meaning to our country, but in addition to tomorrow's inauguration, it seems to be ushering in a new America - in a sense. Coming from a majority-white community in Brighton, my K-12 years were not very diverse with the exception of my basketball career. It really wasn't until my college-years did I really begin to enter the world. I was able to spend my summers in the metro-Detroit area working with the Pistons and then when I moved out to Grand Rapids I was able to really become a part of society. It frustrates me to see people yet today with such racist views, no matter what generation they are. The greatest Commandment was to love your neighbor as yourself, and there's no excuse not to follow that one. Nobody is born a bigot - God bless & be easy!