What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.
America has made tremendous strides since Dr. King shared his dream with us. Yet his colorblind society remains elusive. To make it a reality, we need to take seriously what he said we needed to do to achieve it.
As time passes, the likelihood of forgetting Dr. King's life, his work and the tortured history of people of color in the Americas increases. Observing MLK Day is just one more way to hold on to the memory.
As we enter this holiday season, Jews around the world will celebrate Hanukah. The Jewish community is a diverse one, a multicultural and multiracial assemblage, by no means monolithic, representing millions of people throughout the world.