It was a night I shall never forget.

The date was April 4, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis and I was flying home to Washington, D.C., from Atlanta. As the plane descended over National Airport, I could see flames. Part of the city of my birth and capital of the nation was on fire.

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Lanivan

It hasn't helped that the current administration has openly supported white supremacy and promoted divisiveness, and allowed it to become mainstream. But administrations come and go, and hopefully, the next will inspire a change in the hearts and minds of those who struggle with racial biases. But, in the end, this opinion writer makes a very valid point - government can only do so much to ensure justice and equality for all. We the People must take the ultimate responsibility.

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