Celebrating 50th Anniversary of MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech

Regardless of the time or date, this speech is worth a listen. Particularly, on the 50th anniversary of the speech:

Interestingly enough, a lot has been made about the fact that the entire event that took place 50 years ago was called the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Of course, back then, blacks, especially in the South experienced blatant discrimination and “Jim Crow” laws that were set up by states of the South to prevent businesses from serving black customers as they served whites.

While it is hard to find blatant examples of race-based job discrimination as happened regularly in Dr. King’s time, one wonders what Dr. King would think about today’s economy in which young black males face a 28.2 percent unemployment rate. Failing schools, rampant regulation, and government policies that encourage dependency rather than work might replace the evil Jim Crow as targets of Dr. King’s ire.

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