It feels as though this day of remembrance has never been more relevant or necessary than it is today. As a country we have moved beyond dazed incomprehension (“Wait - did he just say…?!”) to an open acknowledgement that a deeply racist person occupies the highest office in the land. Despite claiming he’s the “least racist person,” Trump has made his white supremacist views difficult to ignore. It’s exhausting. We could all use a dose of the pragmatism and optimism that King embodied.
So enjoy your day off, if you’ve got it. But let’s not forget WHY we remember King. Gather your family around and tune into his words, read aloud perhaps. Take a deep breath and vow to fight another day.