Lance and Barack: the Content of their Characters

"I have a dream that my four little 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"-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. t is sad to say that nearly 50 years after his moving speech in our nation's capital, the day Dr. Martin Luther King dreamed for his children has not yet arrived in our nation. In fact, we are probably further from his dream today then we were on the day he gave the speech. It is ironic to me that Obama's second inauguration occurred on the anniversary of Dr. King's birthday. Obama was elected, then reelected, as President of the United States. Was that judgment based on the color of his skin or the content of his character? A college student in the South in the 60's, I had an opportunity to hear Dr. King give a speech at my university. Dr. King spoke at our symposium on civil rights in America after a speech by Stokely Carmichael. As a student attending a school in the South for...(Read Full Article)