Monday, June 7, 2010
You remember the old song? Aretha sang about it. Maybe better than anyone else. She reminded us that all people are due respect. Honor. Dignity.
The up-and-in. The down-and-out.
The gorgeous. The not-so-gorgeous.
Baseball pioneer and great Jackie Robinson said, “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”
Why don’t you re-read what Jackie said.
I echo his words. That’s really all I ask from others.
You may or may not like me. That’s fine.
But, you can respect me as a person.