When and if someone sees and judges another person based on whether he is black or white or brown, the fact, that he is another human being, is lost. Once this valuable aspect is missing in the equation, all sense of natural reason is abandoned.
Believers of the basic human equality of all people, of any color or faith, do not adhere to this manner of thought. Martin Luther King Jr. believed so deeply in the basic human equality of all people, that he felt it necessary to march. We, also, are called, in our own lives, to demonstrate what we know, in our being, is the correct manner to conduct ourselves.
Hence, it has become our mandate, if not our moral duty, not only to understand, but yet, to embody this concept of basic human equality. There are other essential concepts we may encounter throughout our short time on this earth and incorporate into our moral duties. In doing so, we may, providing we are lucky enough, understand and digest essential moral concepts that are laid at our feet.
Joe Hemphill, Fresno
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