|Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday Celebration|
I often wonder what would Dr. King would think if he were alive today. I'm sure he would be proud of some of the accomplishments that has taken place in America since the 1960s but I'm sure he would be disappointed how far this country still has to go. Although great strides has been made in the social and political climate since the 1960s, there is still a lot of poverty, social inequality, political strife and war that plaques this country. I'm sure he would say the same issues he was facing 50 plus years ago are the same issues we're facing now. It seems as if we don't learn from history like we should.
|The Dream is Still Alive. The Struggle Still Lives|
In light of today's political, social and economic struggles of today, Americans must remember the struggle. Not only remember the struggle but learn from it and apply what we learned. A people who don't learn from the past is doomed to repeat it. It's a great sign of progress that we're electing the 44th president without political unrest. No Klan marches with confederate signs marching in Washington, D.C. No rioting. No coups or loss of life due to disagreement of political party. The U.S. is clearly a beacon of light for democracy but we must make some changes right now if America's future and the dream and vision Dr. King will continue in the future.
Would appreciate your feedback and comments. How do you think Dr. Martin Luther King's movement has affected our current political and social situation or perhaps you don't think it has. Either way, let me know what you think.