The March on Washington 50 years ago pushed the civil-rights movement to the forefront of U.S. politics. Even though we have come a long way, Wednesday was not a day to compare the civil liberties of this generation to the past. It was not a day to talk about how far we have come or how far we have left to go.
It was simply another day when we had to reaffirm our willingness to fight for civil liberties and justice for all. It was a reminder that regardless of skin color, religion, gender or sexual orientation, as Americans we have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as well as the responsibility to fight for them. It’s not about the dream Martin Luther King Jr. had, but about the American Dream in all of us.
Sean Michael Hinz, Miami