Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day calls for reflection about how far race relations have come, and how far we have left to go

Today celebrates the life and message of one of our nation’s most important heroes, Martin Luther King, Jr. His remembrance suggests that we consider not only how far our race relations have come in the last half-century, but also how far we have left to go. 

To reflect upon how far we have come, consider MLK’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, one of the greatest and most significant pieces of oration ever delivered:

To consider how far we have left to go, you need only review a few posts from my archives, each of which illustrates that bigotry still pervades our workplaces and our society:

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