On 20th Anniversary of King Federal Holiday

January 16, 2006

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

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Quote – Barbara Walters

January 15, 2006

To excel is to reach your own highest dream. But you must also help others, where and when you can, to reach theirs. Personal gain is empty if you do not feel you have positively touched another’s life.

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