Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Many of us in the D have the day off of work or school today in honour of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; however, many of us forget to pause and reflect as to why this day is observed. Black, Civil Rights, segregation: for some these terms are figments of the past, for others these terms are pertinent in present reality. Dr. King’s work was not a solitary effort, nor was it novel, or an effort unique to the group of people we have lumped together under the “black” umbrella. Dr. King’s work was cause for those who no longer have to consider race or segregation, and Dr. King’s work continues where race and segregation persist. Today is a day we remember a man who was charismatic and inspired change in a world that still needs this spirit of change today.

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