If he came back today to see how things are??
This is a few days late but we were talking about this over on I2US ..
I’ve been thinking about this alot .. what would he say/think if he was still alive today.. and saw how much violence and racism still goes on in our community.. how blacks and hispanics kill eachother.. hispanics kill hispanics .. and blacks kill blacks.. and how much racism still goes on and how immigrants are just thrown under the bridge and attacked 24/7 ..
In so many ways we’ve made great advancements.. interacial marriages are no longer out-lawed.. we don’t have separate facilities.. but we still for the most part have separate neighborhoods and thus we have by our own society separated schools.. and communities.. and we still have failed to totally come together..
And when words like ‘filth’ ‘scum’ ‘rats’ ‘cockroaches’ ‘dirty scumbags’ etc. are still used to talk about ANY group of people.. we know that we are NOT close to his ‘dream’ yet.. all one needs to do is visit Alipac to see that racism is still alive and rampant.. These words shouldn’t be used to describe ANYONE .. and even so .. the statue of liberty specifically says things like “huddled masses” and “wretched refuse” so even if immigrants are ‘trash’ someone put that there in the harbor as a statement that we would still be welcoming to ANYONE…. and we are failing to live up to that..