|by Liz Smith
We are taking today off, in memory of the late Martin Luther King. I know taking a day off is not possible for everybody. Many of you have to work, even on this national holiday.
But what we can do, at work or at home in front of the TV, is remember and honor the assassinated civil rights leader's message of peace and hope and equality for all men.
Yes, some things are "improving." But Martin Luther King's dream of transformation has yet to awaken America fully. We're still dreaming. We're still fighting the good fight — thank you, Black Lives Matter.
Someday, maybe, Martin Luther King's sacrifice will be fully realized in a genuinely "post-racial" world.
In the meantime, we can all try a little harder to curb and recognize our own creeping, incipient prejudices, recognize fully those prejudices in others — don't fall for coded, loaded, politic-speak! We can try to make a great American dream come true. Because it can come true. It must.
Now, more than ever.
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