50 years after "I have a dream"....A Progress Report

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    Today marks 50 years since Dr Kings "I have a dream" speech. What has gone well and what hasn't

    The Good

    1. We have elected a black President
    2. Affirmative Action has been effective. More black representation in politics, doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, military officers, teachers, astronauts, sports managers and executives
    3. More integrated neighborhoods and schools
    4. Acceptance of interracial marriages
    5. A rise in the black middle class
    6. Elimination of laws and policies that exclude or segregate blacks

    The Bad

    1. A disintegration of the black family
    2. A black culture that has discouraged advancement, education and strong familiy values
    3. Gang and drug culture
    4. Surge in incarceration rates of black males
    5. 70% of blacks being born to single mothers
    6. There is still prejudice. It is no longer openly expressed, but lingers in the shadows
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    No question that Dr King was one of our greatest American patriots. While the revolution he started removed the institutional barriers to racism, strong cultural barriers still hold blacks back

    Racism is still there but is not the primary reason blacks have not entered the mainstream. Until black culture significantly changes, they will remain second class
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    He definitely had a DIFFERENT dream.

    what dimcraps made off that dream - is a mess we have today
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    Not really

    In some areas we have far exceeded his dream
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    Unfortunately one of the most important lessons of Dr. King that has been forgotten is that the most effective way to achieve your goals is non-violent, non-cooperation to force those in power to face their own immorality. :(

    "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
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    1) Funny how the ones concerned about race are the ones who claim nothing should be about race
    2) Affirmative action is racist in nature and against the concept of equality in treatment.. Against what Dr. King was for
    3) Integration happened long ago.. it is just increases in population causing higher numbers
    4) There is no law of acceptance... nor tolerance.. you cannot make this bogus claim.. you can say that they, like all marriages, are legally protected and legally recognized
    5) Actually it is now in decline, thanks to liberal policy such as welfare, food stamps, business taxation, etc
    6) Again, segregation laws were enacted LONG ago

    1) That is not a government thing, nor something government can or should be trying to 'fix'
    2) It is not a 'black' culture.. it is the urban entitlement liberal culture
    3) Yet you and your ilk preach that drugs are not bad and should be legal...
    4) Crime is on the individual, not the race
    5) Again.. it is not a government thing, nor something government can or should be trying to 'fix'
    6) Again.. there is prejudice everywhere.. whether it be due to race, people thinking they know more because of a piece of paper, being against religion or for it, or whatever else.. and it will go nowhere.. it will always be in the fringes no matter what law you make
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    Excellent analysis. Glad to see you admit there isn't any racism in America.

    The bad 1-5 is on the backs of the black community.
    Prejudice is an individual thing and does no harm to the black community.
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    Affirmative action worked. Not just for blacks but moreso for women. Dr King encouraged affirmative action policies. You help those who need help

    Integration of our society was a direct result of the Civil Rights movement

    Not all of our progress or lack thereof is because of government. Much of it is cultural
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    Affirmative action never works and is a stain upon this country. Choosing skin color over someone more qualified is not progress.
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    Affirmative action did not work. as it used racist policy in a phony attempt to battle racism... it was pandering for power, plain and simple...

    'Much' is not cultural and a vast majority would indeed be because of either government interference or government pandering disguised as 'help'
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    "I have a dream that my four 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."

    Yep.. not what affirmative action is about at all
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    Given the violence that was being directed at black protestors, Dr King being able to restrain the movement was heroic
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    Didn't bother the whites to do it to the Africans, Chinese, Mexicans etc., over the last 250 years.
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    Dr King was talking about equal opportunity and equal access

    Keep in mind that this speech was made in 1963 and Dr King was killed in 1968. Affirmative action programs were already in place and Dr King fully supported them.

    http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/kingweb/additional_resources/articles/mercury.htm
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    What proof do you have to back up that statement?
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    Didn't bother the whites to do it to the Africans, Chinese, Mexicans etc., over the last 250 years.[/QUOTE]

    Throwing out some emotional statement that has no truth doesn't add to the argument.
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    This is a race-baiting thread and you good folks just take the bait hook, line and sinker.

    You can't win with these people. Wise up
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    Affirmative action is not about equal rights, equal access, nor equal treatment
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    At some point the fact that great grandpa was shot in the head in the cotton field for objecting to the Massa's son raping his wife can no longer be used as an excuse to be unemployed, undereducated, and burdened by 15 children birthed to 9 different women. You should have overcome by now.

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