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The Trashing of Dr. King’s Dream

Today being the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech it’s appropriate to revisit part of that speech and see how his dream has progressed. The full transcript of his speech can be read here. I am going to focus on one tiny part.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Have we as a society reached the point where we do not judge people based on the color of their skin? One need look no further than at all the affirmative action programs in the last fifty years to see the answer is clearly no. Racial preferences are nothing more than judging people based on the color of their skin. But, there are different opinions about the need for and effectiveness of affirmative action. Here […] → Keep reading