Originally posted on My Blog:
Reflections for MLK Day: May Our Grasp on Dr. King’s Vision, However Seemingly Tenuous, Not Weaken Further
By Ken K. Gourdin
I have tried to make it a tradition in recent years to do something related to the “holidays” on the calendar such as Martin Luther King Day; something which will mark the day as at least a little more significant than simply “a Monday off,” or a day to do things on a weekday that I normally don’t get to do, such as going out to eat or going to the movies. In that spirit, in recent years I have tried to read the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” each Martin Luther King Day.
Arguably, I am not a member of “an oppressed group” (I say arguably because I am disabled.) Still, any oppression I have experienced is far more difficult to quantify than…
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