TOPICS: Has Martin Luther King's dream been fulfilled?
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I see the partial fulfillment of Dr. King's dream whenever I am treated by an African-American medical doctor, go into a house in Harlem valued far higher than one million dollars, or hear an African-American sing a role at the Metropolitan Opera that is not Aida or anything in Porgy and Bess.
When I hear that some African-Americans are planning to promote welfare checks for themselves instead of earning doctorates, I know that they did not understand MLK's dream speech.
When the first African-American president of our nation talks about "spreading the wealth around," I know that one reason he would say such a thing is that Dr. King's dream is not yet realized.
It has......for those in the black community that applied themselves, to succeeding.
For those who thought, and think now, that government should be "keeping them up", it has not......which is no different from any other ethnic group, including the white.
Problem is......there are still many in the black community who feel it should be handed to them, and that they should not have to earn it. They are still claiming inequality, which is in truth, a myth.
As an African American,
I don't even agree with taking children out of school on MLK Day. Dr. King was a true academic and would have wanted children IN SCHOOL on the day of his birth learning not just more about him, but more about all of the Peace Giants throughout the world who helped to bring freedom and equality to the down trodden and oppressed.
Of course not. People of color are still not equal. Just look at the formation of the "Tea Party" (just a renaming of the right wing fringe) after the election of a black President, wanting their country back from the Democrats now instead of the people who are really in control, the really rich, the corporations, and Wall Street banksters (i.e. all those "fat-cat" white guys). We have a long long long way to go.