January 18, 2021

Embracing Martin Luther King Junior’s Legacy

May we all strive to be the good in the world. Not for political, business, or personal gain, but because it is the right thing to do for humanity. We’re proud to be a part of a community that strives to love without fail, welcomes without exception, and believes in doing right by each other.

We are very fortunate to live in a community that embraces differences and understands the inherent powers we all have to better exist. MLK Day is one that teaches us to use our past to advance our future, but this day of remembrance is even more impactful given the recent events in our nation.

We’ve seen extremism at its worse. But have we seen it at its best? Have we seen what happens when we choose to be an “extremist of love,” a reference to Jesus that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote about in his famous Birmingham Jail Letter?  Maybe that doesn’t seem like a business question, but rather a personal one, but it’s one at SKG we choose not only to reflect upon, but to answer through our actions.

As a woman-owned business, SKG is keenly aware of our position of leadership in promoting equality, and we work hard every day to better our community through broadened experiences. Our quest is not dictated by a company policy, but rather a culture of love, respect, kindness and integrity.  This culture permeates how we work together internally, how we interact with our business partners and how we engage with our neighbors to better our community.

Our industry is working diligently to advance diversity.  We have a long way to go, but there is no doubt we are progressing.  As business leaders, we must understand that diversity of ideas can only come when we embrace the amazing, wonderful things that make us all unique and undeniably special.  We must do more than just recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and other pioneering spirits who paved the way for racial equality, as well as gender and sexual equality.  We must carry their torch and pass it on, every single day.

Read Martin Luther King Junior’s Letters Here.

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