Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream was a nation where we didn’t see each other as black and white, but we looked at each other’s character.
It’s sad to say we’re a long way off of that dream.
It takes two things to make this a reality:
- Stop associating with your own skin color.
- Stop associating others with their skin color.
One of the worst symptoms of the failures of MLK’s dream is that this word, “racism”, has lost all meaning. It used to mean those people who couldn’t see past one’s race. Now it means anyone who is white, or disagrees with a black person on literally anything.
Thankfully, we live in an age when calling someone a “racist” is the same as calling them a “poo-poo head”. Perhaps we can start addressing the issue of racial politics now that we can’t just call each other names.