Someone revive the dream, please

Thomas Sowell writes on the anniversary of Dr King’s “I have a dream” speech, that the dream is not fulfilled, not quite:
Both the speakers and the small numbers of people gathered to hear them were a sharp contrast with the multitudes who covered the whole area around the Lincoln Memorial 40 years ago, when Dr. King spoke the immortal words that he dreamed of a time when people would no longer be judged by “the color of their skin” but by “the content of their character.”
Yet the speakers on the 40th anniversary of that occasion clearly rejected the idea of a color-blind society. These were no longer demands for equal treatment but for special benefits, based on the color of their skin. Speakers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson certainly can’t afford to be judged by the content of their character.

I wonder if someday in the distant future, it will become clear just how much hucksters and con-men like Jackson and Sharpton have done to set back the civil rights cause. They no longer think in terms of what African-Americans can achieve in society, but how much they can squeeze and twist the system which still seethes with white guilt. I know that when I hear the words “civil rights leader”, I no longer think positive thoughts. Thanks a lot, Al and Jesse, for setting your people back a generation.

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