Can we still have a dream?

Posted: January 17, 2006 in Holiday

Dr. King’s birthday was celebrated this week by scripture, songs, dances and poems. Plus, many other events. On this day, the 20th anniversary of the King Holiday, I often ask myself that can we still have a dream? A dream that racism, terrorism, and discrimination, would be erased from the planet completely. Sadly, after 38 years of King’s murder, I think we have lost the opportunity to maintain the dream. If Dr. King were alive right now, after seeing the devatsation of war, blacks, economy and others, I get it, he would be somewhat disappointed. Disappointed in the fact that we didn’t get the message that he expressed in Washington during his "I Have A Dream" speech. Furthermore, I think Dr. King would be dissapointed among the fact that blacks are still, not free from the effects of slavery, discrimination, crime, drugs and pregnancy. Plus, I think he would have a chat conversation with Mexican President Vicinte Fox about "hispanics doing jobs that blacks wouldn’t do." In order for Dr. King’s dream to work and display, we must stop talking about it, and do it. Let us continue to establish the work that MLK began to establish. Dr. King was a drum major, a director and as I like to call him "a measuring stick for equality." A measuring stick in which to help us to draw a line of opportunity from one point to another and to measure out the causes of pain in between. He lived and died for his cause of non-violence just to show us that the journey of peace (his journey of peace) must continue to march on for generations to come.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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