Monday, April 7, 2008

40 Years of Progress?

I write this post with angst and sadness and took days before posting it. Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Since then, his dream has not been fulfilled and I dare say that the Civil Movement has today very little to boast. Since Dr. King’s death, neither the Movement nor the Black Community have managed to produce a Leader worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as him. Harsh? Hardly. Martin Luther King transcended borders and his impact went way beyond the United States of America. With the 2008 Presidential race, comparisons have been made and many have said that without Martin Luther King, there would be no Barack Obama. Forty years after his death, that’s nothing to be proud of.

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