Letters to the Editor: The Content of Their Character

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said in his “I Have A Dream” speech, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. “

This is the American approach to race issues as it has been now for decades. Our country is a melting pot, not determined by one’s race. We celebrate and honor all cultures, but we also expect folks from all backgrounds to assimilate into the American way of life by learning our language and blending in. We do not want to be defined by our differences.

And yet political groups like Black Lives Matter are trying to divide us by race, eroding decades of progress in race relations. We must not allow this. They force their divisive agenda on the rest of us by declaring everything they disagree with to be racist. In fact, BLM’s Utah Chapter claimed in a recent Facebook post that the American flag is a “symbol of hatred.

King was right. He understood that color shouldn’t matter in America. We should be judged by who we are and what we do. Let’s build each other up. Don’t take the bait of those who wish to divide us.

Doris McKee
Coburg

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