Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Today we mark the holiday of the great slain Civil rights leader Martin Luther King. He went against all odds at that time to achieve greater equality and was slain for what he believed in. He was and is a truly great leader and from his untimely death, great strides have been achieved for equality between the races. Although we are not there yet of realizing his dream but the great achievement of the past year was the first African-American President of the United States which many people believed would not have been possible.

Since his death the African American people have achieved many progress including Supreme Court justices, Joint chiefs chairman, head of fortune 500 Corporations, Senators and Representatives, Attorney Generals to many local politicians and top actors. But on the other hand, poverty is still there and more African American people get jail time and discriminated against. It has not been a total victory but we are still a long way to achieve equality. But surely and steadily we will reach the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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