Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 2010

We celebrate what would've been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 81st birthday today (actual birthday was Friday, January 15th) with programs all over the country to recognize the great civil rights leader. Surely King would be ecstatic that we have our first African American President in Barack Obama, but conversely King surely would be saddened by the continued impoverished plight of many African Americans.

In many ways we continue to be our worst enemies, by not taking advantage of educational opportunities and succumbing to the lure of drugs and crime. We continue to have an underclass that will continue for generations unless a stronger fortitude can be found by our people. The progress that has been made by African Americans has been monumental, but the surviving underclass places a massive blight on any positive accomplishments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agree with your points.
But how about the "uberclass" of Black Americans. Because someone is not slinging drugs and committing street crime, does not an honorable soul make, think condoleeza rice.
A great deterrent for blacks to enter into a life of crime which is a trap set for us,

Happy MLK Day.