The justice, love, and hope the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. talked about included a holistic view for the whole of the earth. He believed that we could only achieve justice if we realized our dependence on every person, even those not from our own country. … he also spoke about the labor of those who are not from this country by saying, “before you finish eating breakfast in the morning you are dependent on more than half of the world….” He also felt strongly that we should be concerned with those in other countries by sharing of our excess.
I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream – a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man’s skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not only for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality – that is the dream.