Congratulations to Colbert I. King [“We still aren’t good enough,” op-ed, Jan. 19] for reminding us of the ties that bind African Americans, Jewish Americans and all other minorities who have experienced bigotry in the United States.

It is appropriate when commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to recall the significant number of Jewish Americans who marched alongside him and, in some cases, also gave their lives for the cause of civil rights in this country. Their respective histories of oppression brought African Americans and Jewish Americans together 50 years ago, and both groups should realize that it is in their best interest to work together today.

Herbert Chubin, Bethesda