Monday, January 20, 2020

What would Dr. King say of today’s civil rights movement?

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On Saturday morning, I watched students from a local school celebrate Martin Luther King Day.  The parade was long, and the message was just right.
As I observed the young people walk by, I couldn’t help but think of what the late Dr. King would say about the state of African Americans today.
I recalled watching a documentary last week about one of the biggest moments of the 20th century or the March in Washington plus the wonderful “I have a dream” speech.
The best part was Reverend King’s words:
“”I have a dream… that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.   I have a dream today.”
It was a great message and wonderful rhetoric.
Where are we many years later?  
We’ve made a lot of progress, from electing a black man to the White House to many more examples.  Do you think that Reverend King would have believed that?
We’ve also made progress in education and business.  Just look around.
Overall, lots of progress but there are many serious problems in the inner cities, from crime, to the breakdown of the family, to lousy public schools and the political monopoly of the Democrat Party.
The other big problem is that the civil rights leadership is no longer about correcting past mistakes but rather exploiting grievances or calling everybody a racist.  In other words, these so-called civil rights leaders, such as Reverend Sharpton, keep themselves relevant by banging the drums of racism.
For example, check out this article by Noah Berlatsky:   Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?
How is that possible? 
Meanwhile, the black Democrats running most of our inner cities are not addressing the needs of their citizens, from crime to lousy public schools. 
What would Dr. King say today?  We will never know but it’s hard to think that he’d be happy with what we are watching.
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