So many problems — the neighborhood’s, the town’s, the world’s problems — have their roots in differences, and people making too much of them.
Racial differences were the principal focus of the civil rights leader whose vision and heart will be celebrated Monday. But race wasn’t Dr. Martin Luther King’s only concern. He was an advocate not only for civil rights but for peace, and economic justice. His life’s work was of necessity confrontational — taking on entrenched racism. Yet the goal was a world of less confrontation, greater tolerance, shared understanding.