Wishing Everyone a Meaningful, Thought-provoking Martin Luther King Jr Day

In as much as there are countless reasons to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King today, there are also reasons to fear the losses and regressions of what he and his courageous supporters were able to bring about–what he lost his life trying to cement into place.

On the one hand, the increasing ethnic diversity in the US House of Representatives is heartening, but on the other hand in those very chambers sits a long-tenured hatemonger who can ask without being condemned by all his colleagues and his president, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”