Yesterday was Martin Luther King day. In honor of the day, let me share a little conversation I had with my 6 year old son after picking him up from school last week:
my son: “Mom, did you know there was this really good guy named Martin Luther King?”
Thoughtful silence as he munched on a cracker…
my son: “Did you know that they used to make it so that black people and white people couldn’t sit together or drink water from the same spot?”
my son: “But mom, that’s ridiculous! Didn’t those people back then know that we are all the same?”
And so it seems that my 6 year old son has figured out what many grown ups still can’t grasp: we are all the same.
Happy Martin Luther King Day, everybody.