One of the statements he made was, (memory quote/unofficial) "Parents are worried that their children will not receive the same kind of opportunity they did"
While I will trust and hope and contribute what I can and while I'm not giving up yet, this was scary to hear. Growing up I remember hearing many stories of children fulfilling dreams their parents couldn't have considered, from education to professional equal opportunities.
This was just the first time I had heard it backwards. I hope we will do all that we can to turn it around before we say to our kids "When I was your age, it was expected to go to college".
I much prefer hearing my grandparents' and now parents' stories or their treacherous marching through a mile of snow to the bus stop, oh wait there were no buses, it was horse and buggy, or no transportation at all, and did I say one mile? I meant eight.
Thank you Martin Luther King Jr. for progression of necessary things. May we try to follow.