Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death. On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed because of what he stood for. With all that he went through for a better America, I ask, was his death in vain? I'd like to think not. Personally, I think we've come a loooooong way (I mean, we're at a time where a woman and a black man both have a good chance at becoming the nation's next pres), but we still have a ways to go. Unfortunately, race is still an issue (just pay attention to the presidential race). Will we ever get rid of racism, sexism, classism, and the rest of the 'isms'? I doubt it. As long as humans are alive and breathing, we will always have people who hate others because of what they look like, where they live, the color of their skin, etc. The thing is, we don't have to just sit here and take it. Even though we won't get rid of them completely, we can still alleviate some of the ugliness we have to live with. Each generation should get better. Let's not turn our heads and be blind to the fact that this country, as wonderful as it is, has a long way to still has its issues. Dr. King saw injustice and he fought against it, ultimately losing his life because of it. What are you going to do to make America - and this world - a better place?