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The Content of Their Character


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.

– Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963

What has been most disappointing since I first heard this speech decades ago, is how often I see people in leadership positions, failing miserably when their character is what they ought to be conveying into public service.

What thrills me the most since I first heard this speech is the scores of young people approaching adulthood who know how to walk the talk.