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Dream On

Posted by purplemary54 on August 28, 2013

This is enough of a song for today.

It’s been exactly fifty years since Dr. King made that speech in Washington, D.C.  What makes me sad and angry is that everything he says is still relevant today.  It’s been fifty years, and we are still dreaming of a time when the problems of racism, prejudice, and poverty are gone.  We are still dreaming of equality for everyone, and fair wages for a day’s work.  Things are better, but work still needs to be done.  Don’t think that the dream has been reached just because we have an African-American president.  The dream was always about more than one man climbing the mountaintop.  It’s about making it possible for all men and women to get the same rights and opportunities to succeed.

So dream on, brothers and sisters.

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3 Responses to “Dream On”

  1. imarashed4 said

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  2. I watched the rebroadcast of his speech earlier today on MSNBC and i was struck by how relevant so much of it still is. It’s very disheartening.

    • Yeah. I know logically that things are so much better than they were just a couple generations ago. But then things like the Trayvon Martin killing happen, and I see how far we still have to go.

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