With Martin Luther King Jr. being celebrated today with his revolutionary words, actions, and timeless ideas, one has to ponder how applicable his dream is today. Obviously, we’ve come a long way from his time (no more segregation of schools, bathrooms or drinking fountains), but in some ways we’ve digressed to a time before he started his movement. It’s sad to say, but the black/white hatred returned with our first African-American president.
Before I continue, yes, I’m white, and no, I don’t know what it’s like being a black middle-class American, but that doesn’t mean I can’t speak the truth simply because my skin pigmentation isn’t dark enough to be permissible to do so. It’s sad that I have to even express this view before I go on, but, sadly, this is today’s America.
The liberal way of thinking in 2017 is exactly what MLK fought against, and sadly, they’ve turned his dream into a nightmare. No, it does not make me a racist to say that our first black president brought us back to square one in terms of race relations. At one of the funerals of our unfortunately many police shootings last year, George W. Bush spoke very appeasing words that assured us that we must remain united. What did Barrack Hussein Obama say? “You guys know racism still exists in America, right?” If MLK was there to view his speech, he probably would’ve grabbed his microphone and took Obama back to school. Not only that, Obama always seemed to be up in arms about any shooting/brutality against a black person (regardless if it was deserved) but cat caught his tongue when it was vice versa. The job of the president is to not judge his citizens by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, which clearly wasn’t in the memos for Obama.
The liberal mentality unfortunately does just that: judges by the color of the skin and pushes aside content of character. “Oh, you’re white? You can’t say things like that, you’ll be considered racist.” “You’re African-American? Okay you’re allowed to feel that way because we’re told that the darker the skin color, the more rights you have to your opinion.” So, while we all express our gratitude to the man that opened America’s eyes to the way we were treating her black citizens, let us not forget that many of us think/act the very same way he opposed and fought against. Let us come together as one United States of America and strive to exemplify his dream.