On 20th Anniversary of King Federal Holiday

Advocates Cite New Challenges to Civil Rights Leader’s Social Justice Vision

By civilrights.org staff January 13, 2006

What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have made of the dramatic images of tens of thousands of poor families abandoned at the Superdome and in the Convention Center in New Orleans, and of thousands of families stranded on Interstate-10 without food or water?

How would he have responded to a ballot initiative that would end affirmative action initiatives in higher education, employment, and contracting in the name of a “colorblind” society?

What would he say to those who claim that what is widely viewed as the most successful civil rights law ever functions now as punishment for the South’s past crimes? >>More

Tags: Accomplishments, Challenges, Civil Rights, Dream, Equality, Hurricane Katrina, Leaders, Love, Martin Luther King, New Orleans, Spiritual
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