Itís fitting that the annual observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.ís birth and the inauguration of President Obama for a second term are occurring on the same day.
Four years ago, Americaís inauguration of its first black president brought great optimism about a post-racial era. And indeed, the United States has made significant progress toward being the colorblind society King envisioned in his ďI Have a DreamĒ speech 50 years ago from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
But most reasonable people would agree that there are more steps to be taken in ensuring that character, not skin color, is the dominant means by which people are judged.
Say what?? "Dominant means"?? Dr. King actually said (in his famous speech),
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.
He did not say "...where they will be judged partly by the color of their skin, but mostly by the content of their character."
This little added "dominant" nugget is just one example of how "progressives" have twisted Dr. King's vision. The editors of the Inquirer are acting exactly like college admissions departments (to name one), who fight tooth and nail to be able to consider race as one factor in admissions. So-called "diversity" directors and consultants tell us now that color-blindness is wrong ... that we must now see race, else how can we fight against racism? And, else, how can the majority view and accept their "white privilege?"
Yeah, I know the logic is beyond twisted. Attempting to derive any sense from such is like trying to decipher a post-modernist poem on feminism.