Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50,Years after Martin Luther King’s Dream, We are still Marching !!!

   How many more years before we stop marching? 
  Last night I caught my self playing that wonderful inspirational speech over and over and over again… something caught my attention… Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) was  about the future, and I asked my self ‘When is that future’ is it NOW , was it yesterday or the day before or is it tomorrow?
       Martin  and his posse marched and tried to merged the race, economic and social divide, they sacrificed a lot for that, unfortunately  the divide is widened and  many more divides have emerge and the fight for justice have many fronts locally and globally.
    Here in the United State of America, we tend to believe the march may have yield  a little progress, we ‘elected’ Barack Hussein Obama as President. His identity is a representation of what our nation is, a nation with many identities. The reality is , in some cases the situation is worse than it was 50 years ago. The economic disparity between the upper crust of our society and the ordinary people have widened so many folds.
    Access to health care , education and  opportunities is not same for everyone in America. The freedom to marry  may have changed for some, but for others it is  still Jim Crow days .  
  I wonder  what Dr king’s speech will have been if he  was at the rally to commemorate the ‘50th anniversary of the ‘March on Washington’  or if we can reach out to him and ask for his comments on how far we have come ?
King and his Posse (c) CNN
As we  commemorate the march, we should also remember that king didn't organize the March alone he did worked  with other civil rights activist with different agendas  to pull it off.  And we need to work with each other to continue the fight for equality .     , listed Dr King’s  collaborators as follows;  James Farmer, of the Congress of Racial Equality(CORE); Martin Luther King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); John Lewis, of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); A. Philip Randolph, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Roy Wilkins, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Whitney Young, Jr., of the National Urban League.