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Does MLK Day make us remember his unfulfilled dream?

Dream Speech

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I often feel bad on MLK Day for a variety of reasons - first among them is that we are now so far removed from his dream for his four little children, that I seriously doubt we will ever get there.

“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,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in that famous speech.

But we now live a world where so many people judge everyone else by the color of their skin. We have universities (court case still pending) who deny people entry not because they are not good enough, but because of their skin color and ethnic background. We have an entire group of people lumped together over skin color because of what other people with similar skin color did hundreds of years ago. And there is no nuance either.

We have areas of universities where segregation is back! If you are the wrong color, you simply are not allowed in there and instead of shutting this racist garbage down, the schools support it.

I do believe Martin Luther King Jr. would be horrified by what is happening here in the USA if he were alive today.

He was of course a Republican. He was for sure pro life urging black men and women who would listen not to "sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety".

So does MLK Day make us remember his unfulfilled dream or is it just another day for so many and a Holiday if you work for a Bank?

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