March 27, 2004

We're living MLK's dream....

PoliPundit writes:

...A hundred and fifty years ago, this filmmaker could have written a book opposing slavery. Fifty years ago, he could have made a documentary attacking racial segregation. Now all he can "fight" for is renaming a street? The great civil rights battle of the 21st century is changing street signs?

Call me crazy, but I think America is already living MLK's dream. Sure, there are the occasional racist bozos; but they're the exceptions to the rule. I'm what used to be called a "colored" person. But I have never, not once, been discriminated against because of the color of my skin. (Well, I take that back. I was discriminated against in college admissions because I'm not black.)

The great "civil rights" issue for African-Americans today is not renaming streets. It's not "affirmative action." It's school vouchers.

The remedy for black poverty isn't unconstitutional, divisive, unfair racial quotas. It's a return to the traditional family structure, along with private competition for education dollars.

Who stands on the right side of these issues, Republicans or Democrats? The Party of Lincoln is the party of civil rights in the 21st century...

Posted by John Weidner at March 27, 2004 12:16 PM
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