Monday, January 19, 2009
On Monday my youngest daughter,
who is 8yrs. old, and I watched a
History Channel special about
Martin Luther King, Jr. I was using the program to
explain more about the history of
our country and the huge significance of our
new President, Barak Obama.
Thankfully we have "TiVo."
Every few minutes she said, "Wait, can I ask you question?"
Then she would go on to ask some of the most insightful,
understanding and discerning questions you can imagine.
"Why did the people treat other people like that?"
"Didn't they know that God loves everyone the same?"
"Was the whole USA mean to black people?"
"Weren't any of the white people Christians then?"
"MLK didn't fight? Why did people fight about him?"
"What was happening in Detroit when MLK was alive."
"Why didn't they protect him from the shooter?"
"What happened to the white people who stood up for
what was right?"
"I wouldn't care what people said, I would've been friends with anyone,
no matter what color they were... and, well, I am now, too."
"Mom, if our family lived when MLK was alive, we would've been friends
with black people even if the white people were mean to us...
I could only nod...
I was too choked up to answer.
What a day in history!
I'm proud to be an AMERICAN!