Thank You Martin Luther King, Jr.!

I believe, in our present situation, that we are immensely fortunate to have the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech! Have you ever read it? Can we not all agree to this?

I Have a Dream



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  1. I do not believe this a racial problem. George Floyd was a bad guy doing bad things. The problem here is that the ones who are supposed to be the good guys abused their authority. This is not only a black lives matters situation. Justice must be honored and served and upheld not only by those in authority but by everyone. Those abusing their authority must be removed. Those not doing justice must be held accountable and corrected.

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    • Thanks for sharing Marcella! Even if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin could be proven to have acted out of something other than racism, we still are witnessing how deeply we are divided racially. We are now in a place where some are perhaps seeking less for justice and more for revenge or a turn of the tables so that others might suffer in order to “see how it feels.” I don’t believe Dr King wanted that.

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  2. Perhaps, like so many White, African American, and Diversified people (i.e., who are lost, get side tracked within our society, losing their jobs, homes, have depression, mental disability, or disconnected from their families, don’t know quite how to fit in, and being in the wrong place at the wrong time) does not mean that their lives should be snuffed out.) He was walking to the patrol car and was handcuffed. However, later he was on the ground with a knee on his neck suffocating, choking, and gasping for air. That day he lost his life. Surely, all those officers there could have carried, restrained, placed him in the car, and taken him to jail or possibly the hospital. Being a public safety service worker is hard and I do appreciate their hard work, but some retraining can help all of us. Cases today are little more intricate, social, and diversified..

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