Fifty-years after the death of civil rights champion, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., considerable gaps still remain in the struggle to attain and to establish full human and civil rights, race and gender equality in the United States (US).
Still too many Black men are being killed, arrested and incarcerated by a system that targets the demographic group. They are being joined by young Latino men, who are being rounded-up for deportation based upon mere assumptions that they are in the US illegally.
Women still continue to earn less than their equated educated male counterparts. Adding to the unfinished chapter of gender equality is a new push by many conservatives to wrestle control of women's reproductive rights away from individual women through manipulation of birth control services and healthcare services.
Therefore, in order for the final chapters to be completed toward achieving full civil and human rights, race and gender equality in the US, the people must reject divisive and nationalistic rhetoric that threaten the security of the America Republic and its founding principles. Instead, progressive policies should be advanced to heal and to promote equality, fairness and justice for all.