Our family watched 42 tonight on the anniversary of MLK Jr's "I have a dream" speech. SD fell asleep. She does that. It is a sign of a lack of stress. I actually take great pride in her lack of stress. A husband that has a stress-free wife is a successful husband.
I wish we had a societal mentality of, "judge a man by the content of his character, not the color of his skin." Unfortunately, people are given the soft bigotry of lower expectations based on skin color. NAMs (non-asian minorities) are granted preferential educational opportunities and job opportunities based on their melanin content. It is truly a travesty. This racist attitude is perpetrated by the same political party that declared, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." They are more commonly known as the Democratic party.
It's the same group that doesn't understand that the Nazis were a socialist party. Christians don't judge based on skin color. It isn't for a Christian to judge. Choosing association is a Christian issue. It's the whole fruit on a tree thing going on there. Cultural differences do exist. Awareness of the differences is important to understand.
I never had an issue with any NAMs in the military. We all bleed green. The nice thing about the military is that you experience the ugly of mankind with your fellow soldiers. Racist, first worlder whining doesn't cut it in the real world.
Jackie Robinson and MLK Jr are men that could never have existed in a different country. It is the greatness of our country's founding that made these men's lives possible. In other countries, they would have been killed or silenced. More likely is that they never would have developed the mentality they had. Liberty is required to accomplish the things we have done in this country. It isn't an accident. Liberty is the essential ingredient for greatness. That greatness is displayed in in a variety of ways. It could be the Model T, the telephone, the radio, the nuclear reactor, the moon landing, the internet, The Facebook, the secret recipe of KFC, the NFL, the moving pictures...these things are accomplished by a people that have liberty.