VOICES: Keep making progress this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Why is celebrating Martin Luther king, Jr Day important to me, especially this year of 2021?
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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; “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.” August 28, 1963. Summer between my 3rd and 4th years at U.H. Manoa.
“And for me it is a time to study and restudy history so I can understand how we got to where we are and how we might choose to change our course.”
As I’ve heard mentioned: “if we keep doing the same things over and over, we’ll keep getting the same results.” Thank you for your optimism and thought-provoking invitation.
mAhalo J. Kuroiwa Jr. and s, Backinoff for the stoke to this Aim, ready fiyah, GAME OVER comment and writing!
Now, this ten days before ChristMass, the rest of Kauai and the world will awaken to the reality! It is what it is as my decedant brother would have manifested, but then again as a disabled so-cal Attorney and teacher in China University almost two decades earlier, he acquired information and experiences that in this time frame will play out, one way or the other! We are prepared as best we know how and Uhane Hemolele has our back, Not the CCP nor america’s boondoggle voting scams, martial law threat that Hawaii-nei has survived under for 127-years. Now we all “pay to play”
I think that Martin Luther King jr. and the civil Rights Act of 1964 played a role in today’s movement of the EEOC. Equal employment opportunity Commission. I think it’s good to see people remember the struggles that others have gone through, just in the name of new opportunities. We can look back to see where this stems from. This was in a time when the U.S. was just beginning its fight against communism in Vietnam. There were troops in Vietnam as early as 1963. The war broke out in 1969. If you can remember if you were old enough then, they had a draft. All civilians male and 18 years old and up, must sign up for the draft. As you may have already known, those males were black people signing up for Vietnam. And many lives were lost in Vietnam. They were fighting for a cause that wasn’t particularly straight forward. Or well known to the public’s eye. But these men died for their country. This is what reminds me also of the fight still yet so subtle but very much prevalent in our working environment. It is good to remember things of old. It helps us appreciate where we live, and what capitalism stands for.