Martin Luther King Jr. was tragically murdered this week 55 years ago in Memphis, Tennessee.
John Merline of Issues & Insights makes a compelling case that his dream of a colorblind society has been turned on its head.
In his 1963 speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, King dreamed that his “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,” that “one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”
In recent years, the radical forces behind critical race theory, and the DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) movement have tried to shred his vision of a society that strives to be color-blind. The Biden Administration has caved to woke members of its coalition and has mandated that every federal department implement “equity” plans that ensure quotas and heightened racial division.
Merline writes: “None of this is what Martin Luther King Jr. lived or died for. But it’s a pot of gold for grifters, race hustlers, status seekers, political hacks, and just plain mean people.”