Last week, we celebrated the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s renowned life, legacy, dedication, and passion for ending racism and how much he continues to mean to People of Color (POC). Today, our lives are built on the dreams he embodied and shared with the world. His hard work and dedication have provided a profound meaning in this world.
In 1963, MLK expressed his dream to the world when he stated, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
People are still being denied opportunities based on the color of their skin.
We are a nation divided almost sixty years later. POC continue to fight for economic and civil rights; Dr. King worked tirelessly to build for us. This divide is more disappointing today than in the 1960s because we elected our nation’s first Black President and now the first POC female Vice President. But we still have extraordinary difficulties to overcome as a nation, which leads to the question; where do we go from here?
In Dr. King’s last book before his assassination in 1968, ‘Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?’ He raises this question that’s still pertinent today. The divide is as powerful as ever, and until we delve into the systemic inequalities that prevail, we won’t be able to make much progress. As a nation, we must stand together against chaos and
Redefine change from How things are to How things should Become.
We honor Dr. King’s legacy, life, and dream of equality. ysp Digital will continue to pave the way for POC influencers and video content creators. Please join us on our mission to support People of Color and their aspirations to achieve great things.
Dr. King said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” His message does not just serve us for today, but forever.