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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 12:19 PM

I dimly remember 50 years ago today!!!

I was a six year old in Frankfurt, Germany and living in a high rise apartment complex in the middle of the downtown core of this large urban city. Each floor had two TV's. We were living on the 14th floor and I remember that the German TV station was broadcasting Rev. King's speech. My parents made a point of keeping me up to watch it. I was excited because it was break from the usual and I got to stay up later than normal. But I also remember the seriousness of the adults there, specially of the few US expatriots living in the complex. Little did I realize how historic that moment would be.

Now 50 years later in many ways, I feel that racism is worse. Back then it was blatant and could be directly combated. Now it's couched in euphemism's and polite terms. In many ways that is more insidious than what was going on then. Using phrases such a voting fraud, birther talk, welfare queen etc etc is the same talk as using the "N" word, except that the cock roaches that use this kind of language know that direct racist talk is no longer acceptable. Hopefully less than 50 years from this kind of talk will also not be acceptable either.

As Rev. King said: "I have a dream" Hopefully WE ALL HAVE A DREAM!!!

A dream that we live in a just society, a dream that people have the dignity of labor, the right to a reasonable standard of living, that education once again will be valued and prioritized, that the least among us will be lifted up!

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