King’s Dream: A Reality Yet to Be Achieved
Posted by Jack Stephens on January 23, 2008
Shark-Fu blogs on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
Today, nooses are hung on high school campuses and arrogantly displayed on the cover of national magazines…media critics discuss how even racists will vote for an ‘acceptably black’ candidate and fashion editors chastise women of color for wearing natural hairstyles in corporate environments…the achievement of thousands is credited to the system they struggled against…the historic campaign of Shirley Chisholm is scarcely mentioned in an election year where a woman and a black man are trying to do separately what she strove to do as one in 1972…white supremacists plan to march in Jena Louisiana even as the language of immigration reform is laced with bigotry and fear…and education is still separate and unequal.
Now is the time to honor the King legacy through action and unite in the struggle for what I know is possible…
…no longer a dream, more a reality yet to be achieved.