Just because we live north of the 49th parallel doesn’t mean we don’t have the same issues we are just better at putting on that polite facade. Dr King should be required reading for everyone.

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Monday, we honor the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Given recent events, I feel compelled to quote this passage from his Letter from a Birmingham Jail (and I do recommend reading the whole thing if you have a few minutes):

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.

Dr. King had such a profound effect on bending the arc of the moral universe towards justice that, in November of 1983, Ronald Reagan signed a bill sponsored by Representative Katie Hall (D-IN and a black woman, of course, because they pretty much seem to be…

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