Dr. King's Dream

RECEIVED Thu., Jan. 20, 2005

Dear Editor,
   Monday [Jan. 17] I joined the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march. It was rejuvenating to me to see so many young people there. They are the new generation to celebrate Dr. King's legacy and pay homage to him by committing themselves to his cause of humanity and the struggle for justice. Alongside Dr. King's "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" banner were posters for Palestinians' rights and against the death penalty and the war in Iraq. Dr. King was intelligent and conscientious enough to recognize and empathize with global injustices. It is up to those who share his ideals to help move us forward into becoming a just society, especially since Bush's right-wing movement seems dedicated to overturning the gains made by the civil rights movement. It would do us all good to reread about Dr. King's stance against war that he felt was cruel, unjust, and costly. He wrote about war being the enemy of the poor and how it played havoc on our domestic destinies. I congratulate all of the youth who have joined King's continuous struggle to bring about peace, justice, and equality everywhere. They seem to know that the fruition of Dr. King's dream still has a long way to go.
Anita Quintanilla
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