Today, on Martin Luther King Day, the civil rights leader’s dream remains only partly fulfilled. One of the bright spots of American society King may not have anticipated enjoys full integration and operates almost completely on merit. It is not politics, or academia, or even the business world. It is sports.
Two of the remaining four pro football coaches are African American, but the most heartening thing to me is the hugging and celebrating of players from all kinds of ethnic backgrounds, who come together for a common purpose … victory. In most sports, it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, but the size of your brain and strength of your heart.