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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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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