Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States. As I've discussed in previous years, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is my favorite American holiday because it's a holiday about hope for a better world.
I think King's ideas are as relevant as ever in our current Trumpian, bigotry-resurgent times. These days it often seems that my country and other parts of the world are deliberately moving against everything King stood for, which makes being familiar with King's actual ideas all the more important. As his daughter Bernice King said in a recent tweet, "Let's be weaned off of MLK-lite."