"Today and every day, it’s important to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s work and the significance of the Civil Rights Movement. We should think about how far America has come since that time, but how far we still have to go.

"During the fight for civil rights, many people told Dr. King and his allies that they were moving too fast, demanding too much. They were told that change would come but that they should be quiet and wait their turn.

"Too often we ignore the message because we dislike the medium. We write off someone’s experiences with racism, discredit their experience, because we disagree with their method of speaking their truth. We must do better. We need to listen when people speak out about racism and injustice. We need to personally reflect on our biases and really think about what's being said. And we need to stand together and demand justice and equality for all."

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