Today is MLK day. Living on the Eastside of San Antonio, the day is a powerful reminder of both the progress we've made and the unfished work that remains to be done in regards to justice, race relations and economic equity. Growing up on the Westside of San Antonio in the 60's, I was somewhat removed and insulated from the civil rights movement. I only knew what I saw on TV and did not necessarily appreciate the passion for justice and equality that the African-American community was fighting for in those days. Today I believe that Dr. King's legacy and dream has had a profound effect on all of us. Respect and dignity in our everyday interactions with each other, regardless of skin color or ethnicity, can only lead to a better world.
Much has been accomplished since Dr. King first laid out a vision of justice that is inclusive of all, much still needs to be done.