Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MLK: 'I Have a Dream' 50 Years Later

It's been fifty years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to the nation, appealing to the better angels of our nature.

Here's video:

Text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

I have some thoughts about Dr. King's dream and where our nation stands, how far we've come and where we need to go.

Unfortunately, conservatives discuss racial issues at their own risk.

Today, in America, discourse about race is effectively silenced by those wielding the threat of labeling others as racist.

It's an ugly, cheap, and hypocritical tactic.

It's a tragedy that far too many in this country don't want to see Dr. King's dream fully realized. They shamefully insist the sky is falling when it's not. Worse, they undermine the dream. They don't seek real solutions. Instead, they depend on the soft bigotry of low expectations. They exploit victimhood.

According to some, racism rules. It's a career for them. They have a vested interest in framing life in America as racist. Keep the appearance of inequality alive!

That's terribly sad.

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