Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 53 years ago this April and yet his name and his mission are still so relevant, possibly even more so in the here and now than in all other years since his death.

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2020 was a rough year for the United States of America. It was a rough year for the human race. People forgot what it was to love their neighbor. People spewed hate.

On August 28, 1964, nearly a million people gathered in Washington, D.C. to listen to Dr. King as he spoke the words, "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."

Here we are, 56 years after Dr. King spoke those words and this mother shares his dream that my son and his children will know a world where no human is judged by the color of the skin that they were born with but by the character of their actions.

We can do better. We can be better. Intolerance over the color of a person's skin is ignorance. It is up to each individual to change their heart and to raise their children to be accepting of all of God's people. If the adults of the world can't or won't accept someone who has a different color skin than they how can we expect our children to?

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