Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said: "I look to a day when
people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content
of their character."
we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, and join in his dream. The nation takes
a day off to reflect on how far we’ve come since the civil rights
movement. I ask you also to join me in reflecting on the racial
divisions that persist to this day, which are often exacerbated by
politicians cynically stirring up resentment and malice.
is time that we reject the language of division and embrace a new
culture of unity. As we honor the life and work of Martin Luther King
Jr., let's continue his legacy by committing ourselves to do away with
"hyphenated American" terms. We need to stop categorizing each other by
skin color and race. Let us cease calling ourselves Native-American,
African-American, Hispanic-American, Irish-American, Italian-American,
Jewish-American, Asian-American, or any other ethnic or national
We are Americans.
STAND is launching a petition asking our government to also adopt
unifying practices. It is time for the government to stop asking
citizens their ethnic background or race. Those questions should be
removed from every state, federal and local form. Race should be
irrelevant when applying for school, a loan, a job, or filling out a
census form. Let's stop racial division and no longer require such
information from citizens. Please take a moment to sign the petition. In doing so you are pledging to stop using "hyphenated American" terms, and you are asking your government to do the same.
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