Abstract Musings

Documenting the random thoughts of a cluttered mind

Dr. King and I

Dr. King and I – An Iranian immigrant relates how Dr. King changed her perception of America

This is a lesson we would be wise to heed. This is ammunition to use against the image of America Al-Jazeera presents to the Arab world.

For the immigrant, only the physical arrival is marked by a definitive moment when ships lower their anchors, and planes touchdown. The emotional arrival is incremental, and endless. Nearly 20 years later, Dr. Martin Luther King has come to mean to me all the things that he means to all Americans. But in retrospect, it was he who helped me reconcile with America. He proved to be yet another Plymouth Rock.