As I'm sure all of you know, this is the national holiday designated for the celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. With this also the being the day for the inaguration of Barock Obama for a second term as president, I wanted to pose the question to OT; Have we as a nation lived up to the dream that MLK had so long ago?
I'm aware there is still many forms of racial stigma for not just black americans, but sometimes all other races. That being said I feel like the strides with have made as a nation to improve various things have been huge and continue to grow into the future. So while we have not achieved all the things that MLK's dream represents, slowly we are moving toward a world where men are being judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. I think the most recent examples are the rise of minority QB's like Colin Kaepernik and Robert Griffen III, when people dscuss them, it's mostly about what exeptional athetes they are and almost never is it about race or anything like that.
Another unfortunately negative example would be what has happened with Lance Armstrong and to a lesser extent Rodger Clemens. There was a time in the United States of America where white men like them would have had many people trying to cover up the facts of what was happening with this huge stars in reguards to doping and PED's, but not only as Lance Armstrong been forced to come clean about his activities, Clemens on much more circumstantial evidence is kept from the HoF after arguablely the greatest pitching career in the history of baseball.
So what are your thoughts fellow forum folk, is the future bright when it comes to the melting pot of this great nation or are we still holding on tightly to the shackles of hatred and bigotry?