I remember Rev. Martin Luther King. I remember his marches. I remember his message. I even remember the day he was assassinated. I wonder, though—how many people who were alive back then still remember and understand the man’s message.
In one of his speeches, King said he wanted his children to be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
And that is how the African-Americans are judged today: by the content of their character.
King wanted equality. He wanted to fulfill the words in the Constitution where it said all men are created equal. That was his goal. That is why he marched and gave speeches.
Today is Martin Luther King Day, and marches are planned all across this nation. The marches are intended to 1) remember King, and 2) to honor the man.
However, the behavior of the black community in reference to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Ferguson, Missouri, just to mention a few, is in no way honoring King. It is actually dishonoring him.
If the Reverend was alive today, I believe he would be deeply disappointed and embarrassed at how blacks are behaving. He might even decide to march with Caucasians rather than with African-Americans.
Before the 2016 Martin Luther King Day, African-Americans need to study MLK, his message, and his purpose. Then reflect on how the actions they’ve taken over the past three decades coincide with MLK’s message. . .if they do at all.
I see the message, purpose, and goals of Rev. King have been lost, misconstrued, and distorted.
The content of character is what MLK wanted to be evaluated, and the content of character of African-Americans has been anything but honorable.