Monday, January 19, 2009


Just wanted to mention that today was Dr. Martin Luther King Day. I hope you take this day and what Dr. King meant to heart. I think it's important to note that while we have gotten a hell of a lot closer to bringing Dr. King's dream of equality to reality, we still have a long way to go.

It's still fucking tragic that racism still exists in the 21st century. Some people may use Obama's election as proof that we're in a post racial society, but we still have a long way to go before we eliminate a learned behavior that's been institutionalized in our culture to the point that many people may not be aware of how deep it goes.

So where do we go now? We're at a historical moment with Obama's inaguration tomorrow and the end of the Bush 43 era. However, it's important to keep in mind that bringing about a better and saner world required more than just voting in an election. It's a lifelong effort that mandates all of us to further our awareness and go beyond what we've merely been taught, whether its on race, politics, etc.

That's it for now. I hope you've had a good MLK Day.

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