Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of god's children". Timely words, for sure, but did you know that these words were first uttered by Martin Luther King, Jr., on August 28, 1963 in his famous "I have a dream" speech? that's almost 44-years ago.

So how far have we truly come, as a nation, as a collective, as individuals, even as a state that believes it's a melting pot and strives to live up to a higher standard than many other states around the United States? how far have you come, personally? do you believe in fairness, justice, and equality for all people? do you believe, as doctor King suggested on that day, that people should be judged by their character and not by the color of their skin? if not, do you question yourself, your upbringing, your prejudices, your influencers, and perhaps try to overcome those feelings or beliefs?

Improving your tolerance and acceptance of the world around you when dealing with people of all colors and all backgrounds- that would be a great way to help doctor King's dreams come closer to fruition... Finally; as it was meant to be from day one. Think about it.