Monday, January 16, 2012


Martin Luther King, Jr. had hoped that " ... my four little 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...

While we may be closer to the color of one's skin at least not being an overwhelming factor in our judgement, sadly, the content of one's wallet remains an overarching measure of one's worth in our society. Thus it has always been; thus it will likely always be.

Times change and cultural mores shift, gays are the new (or perhaps given history it'd best be characterized as renewed) blacks. As the U.S. population becomes increasing Hispanic, it will shift again. There will remain an underlying economic caste system that ensures the unequal nature of access and opportunity.

Martin Luther King would not be satisfied and we shouldn't be either.

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