Sunday, November 21, 2004

"I Have A Dream"

I recently read Give Me Ten Seconds by John Sergeant and in a chapter titled "I Have A Dream" John Sergeant recalls how he felt as stood listening when Martin Luther King, Jr delivered the famous speech on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.
John Sergeant recall’s his feeling when Martin Luther King, Jr delivered the last paragraph
“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!".

After reading this I realised that since the sixties we have come a considerable distance on fighting discrimination unfortunately people are still discriminated against and the fight must go on.
We must ensure that if not us then at least our children should be able to grow up in a society where everyone is treated equally no matter what their gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, membership of the traveller community, HIV status or political affiliation. So the fight against discrimination and injustice must go on!

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