I have a dream…
I can’t possibly understand the importance and significance of Martin Luther King Jr, but I do understand that the struggle and injustice he represented was real, and is just as relevant today as it was when MLK was alive.
Why can’t I understand? I’m white, I grew up in the UK where racial and ethnic issues were entirely different; Even today I live in a town in America that is almost a mono-culture. I do though see and can empathise with the result of the injustices carried out on black people, and the financial and social consequences of that, even today.
The point of this post, especially using a lightweight, frivolous entertainment program isn’t to undermine Dr King or what he was trying highlight and achieve, but to encourage anyone who like me, doesn’t understand the significance to take a few minutes today and at least watch the first 5-minutes.
The whole episode, like much of the series, is much more significant than superficial.