Having worked for most of my career in the private sector, I spent today like almost all past MLK holidays: at work. However, I am thankful for the sacrifices made by Dr. King that made it possible for me to do the work I do, have a tenured professor for a spouse, raise kids who excel scholastically, and live in a wonderful diverse neighborhood.
It does not escape me that history could have taken a different path and hope may have been deferred for several more generations. Yet, here we stand, having gained a far more equitable country than our parents experienced but always pushing, as Dr. King would exhort us, for a system that provides justice for all.
The road is not as long as it used to be, but we still have miles to go before we rest.