Today, a legend was born. This post is dedicated to honoring the remarkable work of Dr. King, particularly about how it pertains to my life.
I come from an interracial marriage, and I am currently in what is considered to be an interracial relationship. My father is black, and my mother is white. Did you know that interracial marriage was not even legalized in the United States until 1967?
|Early family photo|
|Kyle and I|
As you know, Dr. King was a strong advocate for minority equality, and he took major steps into assuring that people of color have the same rights in this country as their white counterparts.
In his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King stated:
I have a 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. I have a dream…that one day…little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
Prior to this, Dr. King had stated:
When any society says that I cannot marry a person, that society has cut off a segment of my freedom.
The importance of Dr King's work can really only be understated; without his work, it is unlikely that society would be where it is today in terms of civil rights. Without his work, I personally would not have the liberties and rights that I have today. Dr. King is a constant reminder that we cannot back down from adversity, and we need to fight for what is right. Especially in the current political climate of the United States, it is very important that we take a stand for equality and justice.
Finally, my favorite quote from Dr. King:
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
Thank, you, Dr. King. I hope everyone has a fantastic week. Cheers xx