Saturday, August 28, 2010
47 Years After Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech: Where Do We Stand?
Today is the 47th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's soaring "I Have a Dream" speech. He stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave, what many call, the greatest speech of all time.
As we listen to his words today, think of the progress we have made, but think of the progress we still have to make. If you don't think we still have progress to make, consider that the poster of the speech on YouTube had to shut down the comments because of racist and hurtful comments. I've seen them, too, on other postings of the speech.
We live in a polarizing society today, still. Sure, the opportunities have changed, and we have made progress. We still aren't to full realization of Dr. King's dream, still. That's why the dream will live on.
P.S.-I'm not even going to address Glenn Beck's stunt. Ok...there, I just did.