On the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am stunned by the incredible display of disparity in our country. Dr. King was a man justice; he was a voice for the poor, and for the equality for all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Yet, we have a president who has insulted not only the people of this county but those around the world whose race he does not respect.

We deserve the legacy of Dr. King, not a legacy of racism. So let’s pray with our feet at the next election, and join with those who march in the streets for civil rights, economic and gender justice, and protection of the planet. This is the most powerful way we can wish Dr. King a “happy birthday.”