Rev. King spent his entire life trying to mold this nation and indeed the world into a place where all people are created equal and are judged not by the color of their skin, but rather the content of their character.
He was a leader defined by his own words as being one who is not a searcher of consensus, but a molder of consensus.
King was courageous, intelligent, and an unwavering force in the civil rights movement. He broke down barriers that confronted the black community in this country.
His eloquence is exceeded only by accomplishments in tearing down those barriers, and while his life was cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1968, his eloquence and legacy live on through others who have built upon King’s vision and have continued his dream…
Rev. Jesse Jackson has continued King’s dream of understanding and unity by calling Jews, “hymies”, accusing Barack Obama of being “too white”, and fathering an illegitimate child.
As King said, “A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.”
Knowing this quote well, Jackson evidently hooked up with a straight chick and rode her from the front.
Decades after his death, King’s message of racial and cultural harmony still echoes whenever Rev. Al Sharpton speaks. This is very evident when Sharpton speaks on the importance of education as he did at Kean College in 1994:
“White folks was in caves while we was building empires...We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”
Damn straight, Al!!
Gary Coleman, Jimmie J.J. Walker, and The View co-host Sherri Shepherd, are proof positive that black Americans, like many of their white counterparts, need no talent in order to have a career in the entertainment industry.
King’s words, live on not only in the collective consciousness of America’s black population. His words live on in the action of white Americans as well.
Nearly every day, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her idolaters remind us all of something King said long ago…
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
His words and vision certainly do transcend time and race. It’s a shame that he didn’t live long enough to see and hear these people
He would be proud of these folks, but he would be even more proud of the fact that a light skinned African-American who has no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one, was elected President of the United States.
Yeah…King’s determination, courage, vision, and eloquence sure do live on in our times, don’t they?