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Over at Voices for Reason, Tom Bowden takes the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday to reflect on the evil of racism:
The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. offers Americans an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating racism in all its forms.
In a famous speech, Dr. King eloquently envisioned a world free of racism: “I have a dream that my four 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.”
Americans should be proud of their nation’s historical achievements in ending slavery, Jim Crow laws, segregated schools, and other forms of institutionalized racism. On this holiday, we should embrace the challenge contained in Dr. King’s powerful remarks and recommit ourselves to the task of fully eradicating racism from this nation’s public policies.
If we are going to achieve a truly color-blind society, it will not be enough for private individuals to reject racism in thought and deed—although that is obviously essential. In addition, government policies and programs must cease favoring some citizens over others on the basis of skin color.
Definitely read the whole thing.