“….when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”.”
What an amazing speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. This was spoken 50 years ago, but is still true today.
Sadly, racism still exists today. It comes from people of different colors. How I wish we had more leaders like Mr. King today. His message was loving. He was not spreading hate to people who were not like him. Sadly, this is happening so much these days.
We stop racism when we LOVE others, not when we stir the pot, put others down, and act like a victim. Is it hard to be you? Guess what. It’s hard being anyone! We think others don’t experience pain because they are rich, famous, educated, beautiful, have a loving family, etc….. We don’t see the struggles they have. We don’t know the times they have been mistreated. Instead of spending time wishing we were in someone else’s place, we can be thankful for who we are and what we *do* have. Then we can take the steps to change what we don’t like in our situation. A thankful heart and hard work will get you much further in life than a victim mentality and hate.