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January 15, 2007


Filed under: Main — Ryan Jones @ 11:50 am

Today is Martin Luther King day. Many of you may have not noticed, but to us Detroiters it’s actually a rather big one. (although not big enough that I get today off of work.)

Anyway, if you haven’t yet heard MLK’s “I have a Dream” speech, go Listen to it. That website has it in audio, video, and text – so no excuses.

I’ll try to put this as politically correct as possible: This speech isn’t jsut for white / black / red / yellow / purple / green people… it’s for everybody. Today is a good day to remind everybody that racism doesn’t just exist in white against black, black against arab, or any other combination. Racism exists in all categories. There are blacks who hate whites too.

Racial hatred is an ugly thing – regardless of which race you are. I’ve heard a few people refer to today as James Earl Ray day and well, that’s just not right.

So regardless of what color you are, or whether or not you’re a victim or racism or part of the problem, whether or not you’ve heard the speech before, or even if you’ve never heard of martin luther king – today is a great day to listen, watch, or read the “I have a dream” speech.

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