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October 13, 2015

Inclusive yoga class excludes white people

A yoga class recently sparked controversy in Seattle. Rainier Beach Yoga started offering a monthly class for people of color only. The advertisement for the class stated that “white friends, allies and partners are respectfully asked not to attend.” Rainier Beach Yoga said it wanted to provide a safe space for people of color. ...

January 20, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and American Personalism

Today we honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  President Reagan spoke these words about Dr. King upon signing the bill that would establish Dr. King's birthday as a national holiday: In his own life’s example, he symbolized what was right about America, what was noblest and best, what human beings have pursued ...

January 21, 2013

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we remember the perseverance, passion, and dream of one our nation’s greatest advocates for liberty and equality under the law: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He fought tirelessly to end segregation and discrimination, and changed the course of history in the process. In his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on ...

October 17, 2012

Setting academic achievement goals based on skin color is a “race” to the bottom of educational policy

Individuals should not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  Most children learn that famous line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at an early age.  Unfortunately, children in Florida public schools are going to learn a very different lesson by 2018. ...

January 16, 2012

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We are celebrating a man who gave his life to liberty and equality under the law.  For someone born in 1979, in northern Wisconsin, it is hard for me to imagine that less than 50 years ago, Dr. King was leading a march on Washington to end segregationist ...