And so at this moment, when our politics appear so sharply polarized, and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished, we need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King’s teachings. He calls on us to stand in the other person’s shoes; to see through their eyes; to understand their pain. He tells us that we have a duty to fight against poverty, even if we are well off; to care about the child in the decrepit school even if our own children are doing fine; to show compassion toward the immigrant family, with the knowledge that most of us are only a few generations removed from similar hardships.From President Barack Obama's remarks at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial. Read the whole thing; it's a really good speech, reminding us of how change takes place.
I was wondering why we didn't hear more of it from the media, and then I read this.