“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
This country’s pandemic of violence and hatred against all minorities stretches back centuries. However, it is no longer tolerable to those of us who judge others solely by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin, their religion, national origin, gender, race or sexual orientation.
We recognize that so many members of our society are hurting. They are in pain. They feel sorrow. They’re frustrated that, after so many years, we have yet to achieve Dr. King’s dream. But, undaunted, we press on.
We stand shoulder to shoulder with those who oppose prejudice. We stand in solidarity with those who strive for equal rights for all. We support the American tradition of peaceful protests, of speaking up when we witness wrong, and of standing up for equality, inclusiveness and justice.
As educators, parents and volunteers, we at the Maurice Lucas Foundation pledge to continue working with our students to teach them life lessons through education and sport because every child deserves an equal opportunity to succeed. We pledge to continue working with our like-minded partners to teach our students to be engaged, resilient citizens and leaders who stand up for what is right.
– David Lucas, executive director – Todd Hanchett, board chair