Monday, January 16, 2012

Do You Have a Dream?


In 1963 when Dr. King gave this famous speech, I was not yet born.
In 1963 when Dr. King gave delivered these powerful words, it was still legal for hotels and stores and public places to declare "Whites Only".

In the year 2012, nearly 50 years since this speech, it is like we are living in a different world. The President of the United States is a black man. Watch the whole speech then come back to that sentence. Does that fact show progress?

Our government has changed the laws that prevent the attainment of the dream. That was of course a huge first step. Segregation is illegal. Discrimination based on color is illegal.

He said: "I have a dream that my four little black children will grow up and be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Is that dream now realized? Or do we have a ways to go?

What do you think?

And what dreams do you have for our future and the future of our children?