Fifty years ago Martin Luther King talked about judging people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.
Sadly, the movement now has everything to do with the colorer of ones skin.
The program for the original march had just 10 speeches; the lineup for Wednesday’s celebration listed nearly 60. Less, in this case, was more.
The disabled, gay rights, Asian Americans, the environment, climate change, Jews, the labor movement, D.C. voting rights, Egypt, Libya, Syria, stop-and-frisk policies, stand-your-ground laws, health-care reform and voter I.D. laws. “Let’s ring our bell for clean water!” proclaimed one of the speakers.
Martin Luther King’s speech of fifty years ago will be remembered for decades to come.
Obama’s speech was longer than the King speech but the president said nothing that will be remembered beyond this weeks news cycle.
Black leaders in Washington, led by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, are more interested in racism: payback for past treatment of blacks as they display a ‘you owe me’ attitude.