In our daily lives, we are often afraid of what we do not know. Martin Luther King Jr., you faced the fear of death every day and still managed to live with it as you changed America's history. Now it seems the whole country is afraid of one another because of our different looks, color, or religion.
We must re-teach ourselves that our different looks do not make us enemies, and that hatred is the worst tool in the world. Being afraid slowly leads to a hatred that cannot be stopped. Teaching love needs to start in homes, be reflected in what is taught in schools, and reinforced within communities.
Our leaders are now afraid of what they do not know, especially of immigrants, and minorities. For the next three years, it is something we will have to deal with, but cannot be tolerated. When the time comes, we will vote them out of office. For now, we must use our First Amendment right to protest peacefully, but we cannot be fearful of the consequences. You taught us how to be ready for trouble at any moment, because you never know where it is coming from.
During these times, we must especially recognize that people who are different than us in some way still want the same things that we do: for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our love must come from within the American people, because it won't come from anywhere else.