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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Activities for Celebrating with Your Kids

In the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. King told the nation he dreamed of a day when his four little children would "not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." As a family, consider these three situations, each of which poses a test of character. Try to guess how Dr. King would have chosen to act, then consider what your own response might be.

Best Friends

Joe, Tim, and Gregory were best friends who played on the same hockey team, hung out at each other's houses, and always ate lunch together in the school cafeteria. One day on the playground, they started playing fireball with a new kid named Josh. Josh was pretty good at the game, but he moved more gracefully than the other boys, and Joe thought he looked like a girl, darting across the playground. Josh also wore a silver bracelet, and Joe thought that was weird. He whispered to Gregory and Tim, then yelled over to Josh:

"Hey, are we playing fireball or having a ballet lesson here? I didn't know you were gay, Josh."

Josh looked surprised and hurt. Tim was holding the ball, and everyone looked at him to make the next move.

If you were Tim, what would you do or say? What would Dr. King do?



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