Today honors the birth, life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, a man who gave his life trying to convince the world that equality, tolerance and social justice should be a part of our every day lives. Dr. King lived every day trying to make the world a better place.
What’s one thing you’ll do this year to help the cause?
I will continue to teach my children love, tolerance and equality as core values. I will expose them – and myself – to many different types of people, cultures, rituals, religions and mindsets and hope that they will always be accepting of others’ choices, even if they are not their own. I will remind them that if we were all the same, life would be so boring – rather, embrace differences and celebrate what we can teach one another. I will teach them to treat others as they would like to be treated. And finally, I will tell them, as I did this morning, about an honorable man who gave his life trying to create a better one for his children and his dream “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”