Today, King’s dream is closer to coming true

Published 7:17 am Tuesday, January 16, 2007

By Staff
As Martin Luther King Jr. ended his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963 with the words "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last," he had spoke of a day in the future when all people would be treated equal.
Among other things, King pointed to a day in which his 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."
As we celebrated King's life yesterday, we reflected on a man who wanted nothing more than for everyone to be treated the same. A man who stood up for what he believed in and stood up for people, young and old alike.
Twenty-four years after that speech was given, we have to ask ourselves a question, "Has Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream come true?"
Every individual in our society right now enjoys Martin Luther King's dream, which seemed unrealistic in his time. The dream of freedom for all has been achieved.
Schools, stores and playgrounds are now filled with people of all races socializing with each other. Black children and white children play together, work together, socialize together and date one another. Jobs are no longer granted to people just because of their ethnicity. Now, they are given to an individual who will perform the task best and who is better qualified.
Now people of different races are no longer cleaning up after others, but are on the same social status. The thing that would be unbelievable for Martin Luther King Jr. to hear is that many black people hold offices, and white people clean up after them.
It is very obvious to see that "the dream" came true. Although there are still some issues with racism, as there probably always will be, it is getting better everyday as people , especially younger generations, realize that no matter how big or small you are, rich or poor you are, or what color you are, everyone was created the same.