Written by Scott

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August 28th, 1963. Martin Luther king Jr, in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial, delivers the “I Have a Dream” speech. In that speech, in one of the most rousing, emotional, and oft-quoted lines, he says:
I have a dream that my 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.

Last night we witnessed a huge step toward reconciling some of the racial inequality in this country. For that reason, I am proud of our country.

What I question, though, is whether this is even remotely a fulfillment of MLK’s dream. King made it clear that the defining moment would be when character trumps the color of a person’s skin. I submit that Obama’s victory wasn’t at all about character.

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