Tuesday, January 20, 2009

When the election of the first Black U.S. President has been referred to as the fulfillment of Martin Luther King’s dream, I’ve cringed. Does this historic (and highly significant) event mean we have done something substantive to address the disparity between the rich and the poor? Does justice roll down like water? Did prejudice become a thing of the past on November 4? Was greed abolished? Have we abandoned the attitudes and tools of violence? Can the current racial divide that is so evident in socio-economic statistics be ignored when talking about Martin Luther King’s dream?


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