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A Poignant Anniversary

Martin Luther King DreamFifty years after Dr. King’s famous speech, too many are still judged by the color of their skin.

by Thomas Sowell

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s memorable “I have a dream” speech, is a time for reflections — some inspiring, and some painful and ominous.

At the core of Dr. King’s speech was his dream of a world in which people would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by “the content of their character.”

Judging individuals by their individual character is at the opposite pole from judging how groups are statistically represented among employees, college students or political figures. Continue reading

I have a dream …

Martin Luther King, Jr

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Fifty years ago, on 28 August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his iconic “I have a dream speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Below is the full text of his speech. Continue reading

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