Christopher M. Jones—27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration


[MUSIC PLAYING] PRESENTER: We live in
the Mecca of learning and creative thought, right
here, right here in Cambridge, right here in Boston. We live in the Mecca of
learning and creative thought. The world looks to us for
leadership and direction. So I ask the engineers
that are in the room this morning, what is the
blueprint for sustainable inclusion? I ask the physicists
that are here this morning, what is
the Green’s function for sustainable inclusion? I ask the medical doctors that
woke up early this morning to have breakfast, what is the
prescription for sustainable inclusion? I even ask the economist who
passed their classes at Sloan, what does the
futures market look like for sustainable inclusion? But I don’t stop there. I ask the lawyers, what is the
legal precent for sustainable inclusion? I ask the writers, what is the
correct sentence structure? Does my subject in my verb
agree for sustainable inclusion? I ask the coaches, what is the
play for sustainable inclusion? I ask the ministers, what are
the scriptures and prayers for sustainable inclusion? I ask God. I ask God, what is Your will
for sustainable inclusion? Confronting the gap and building
and sustaining inclusion is quite achievable. King called it the
beloved community. The beloved community. The beloved community. The beloved community. In this community,
our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation. This would be a community
where love and justice prevail. Love here is not
sentimental affection, but the binding power that
holds the universe together. In this community, we would
know that we are tied together in a single garment
of destiny, caught in an inescapable
network of mutuality. In this community,
we are not judged by the color of our skin, but
by the content of our character. Thank you.

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