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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'Dream' still inspires 50 years later

Original post made on Aug 28, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s impassioned 16-minute "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago today changed the tenor of the Civil Rights Movement from one that not only called attention to wrongs and injustices to one that, with bold imagery, challenged the country to look deep into itself and make real what the nation could really be if it were to embrace its ideals of equality and justice.

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Posted by sandan
a resident of another community
on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:03 am

Obama is not "African American or Black"! His Mom was white as snow from Kansas. He would not have been elected if Bush had not been such a poor President and the democrats had run someone viable other than a woman. He was in the right place at the right time is all. But make no mistake he is neither Black nor White. I know all the blacks would like to believe we elected a black President but we really did not. Much like the fiasco that affirmative action has been in this country which has allowed many not as qualified people to move forward and qualify for college freebees that whites could not get. Affirmative action just propagates bad feeling towards blacks from whites. Lets just be fair to everyone and select the best people for the job. We are not all equal but we all deserve the chance to be as good as we can be.


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Posted by right
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 28, 2013 at 8:23 am

Amen to that! May the best candidate get the job, period.


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Posted by Rich Rollins
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Well, sandan's comments, which he then compliments using another moniker, win today's ignorant post award - something very difficult to do on this site.


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Mr. Obama is working hard to accomplish the economic equality part of Doctor King's dream. Unfortunately, he's accomplishing that by making hard-working blue-collar and college educated whites as poor and destitute as the non-working blacks. And in some cases even moreso -since blacks have Section 8, food stamp, Obamaphone and da welfare.


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