Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  It's one of the most important holidays we celebrate in America, because we are actually celebrating one of the most essential aspects off our American heritage - inclusion.  It's the belief that no matter where you come from, you should be able to go as far as your talent and drive can take you.  Dr. King and the movement he embraced wanted to see all of us progress together.  He knew that only together could we make this country truly great.  Because of his bravery, and the bravery of those who thought like him and acted upon their convictions, we live in a much better world.  It's not perfect by any measure, but by holding fast to the idea that we should all be treated with same amount of respect and dignity regardless of color, economic background, or genetic background we can reach the pinnacle of the American ideal.

Today, try to bring about the full realization of Dr. King's dream.  Reach out beyond your normal social circles and be nice to someone you don't know.  See past any preconceived notions, and look at the quality of their character instead of the color of their skin.

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