| #15 SKYPILEIT
||Jan 17, 2011 01:43 PM
Originally Posted by Real Ira
Dr. King is on my short list of heros and I am very picky about that list.
He was just an ordinary man faced with huge challenges who never flinched in the face of up to the point of it costing him his life.
If the haters would stop trying to hijack his message I believe we really could at least come close to making his dream come true.
agreed..!I have the utmost respect for MLK & the efforts he made to make racial progress...but,it does post the question,even 43 years after his death,racial relations aren't where they should be.Not even close.
We have elected an african American President,but there is soo much more to be done.More than affirmative action & minority preferencial policies..
I've often wondered how blacks feel they can try harder on their own
,without jumping into a hostile attitude about all the usual complaints...law enforcement profiling AA's,etc.
Maybe a new role model is needed...wait,we've got the POTUS..right.?
Well then,why are most of young ones more concerned about being a rap star...instead of focusing upon academic achievements.?
Why isn't Rev.Jesse Jackson & Rev. Al Sharpton speaking out..when most inner cities are a cesspool of crime,drugs & dispair.?