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MLK, a half century later

imagesIt’s good to think about 50 years ago and how we have come a long way since King’s “I have a dream” speech. It’s good to know that we now live in a country where race no longer matters, that everyone has an equal chance, that freedom and equality are the realized ideal in this society, that the principles for which MLK stood and died are etched forever on the American psyche and culture.

It’s good that the voting rights act, that pinnacle of justice and equality for all, has been preserved through the years and will stand; and no political party shall seek to thwart its intent. It’s good that civil rights in American no longer requires constant vigilance, that the poor and the rest of the nation’s underclass are protected from exploitation and injustice.