"To honor Martin Luther King on this day, I think the best way to do it is to remember that credo he taught us. Look past the pigmentation of someone's skin, and focus on something much deeper - that being a person's character. Period. It really is as simple as that."
As most of us know, today is Martin Luther King Day. It is a day we celebrate one of our greatest Americans. A man who because of some deranged nut ball, died way too young. As a child of the 60's, I remember Dr. King when he was alive. Heard him speak many times on TV. I took to heart what he said about skin color. To him, skin color did not mean as much as much as the content of a person's character did. Many of us growing up during that period not only remembered it, but also lived it.
Our last President was half black, and was raised by a white mother. The Left, as well as the media, made a BIG deal out of the color of his skin - more so than the content of his character. In fact, between President Obama and his first AG (who was also half black), race was all we seemed to hear about. In fact, I remember his AG accusing the American people of being "cowards" for not discussing race more often. I guess that "content of the character" thing really flew out the window during that period.
Our current President is also a person of color (sort of). He has an orange tint. Many on the Left call him the "Orange Man" (among worse things). Can you imagine if during the past administration, people on the right had referred to the President as that "Black Man"? But they did not. If they had, man, oh man! The ship would have really hit the sand!
David Webb, a black conservative radio host, was debating a black liberal woman on the radio recently. They did not know each other. All of a sudden, she accused him of having "white privilege". Needless to say, she was somewhat flummoxed and taken aback when she found out Webb was black.
When asked about it once the debate was over, Webb shrugged it off. "My skin is only an organ of my body. It does not think, it does not reason. It is just an organ." Bingo! That was a MLK moment! David Webb was taking about content of character, NOT color of skin.
To honor Martin Luther King on this day, I think the best way to do it is to remember that credo he taught us. Look past the pigmentation of someone's skin, and focus on something much deeper - that being a person's character. Period. It really is as simple as that.