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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Time For A Refresher

Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]: "Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals."Editor's Note: With the sincere and well deserved outpouring of genuine goodwill accompanying Ms. Parks' death I have seen numerous references to "The Dream" as in "I Have One" and in "Keeping The Dream Alive" and "Remembering The Dream" which gives me hives. It's a great speech but it has been referenced so much until it has been diluted down into a Hallmark Moment. Better then to remember a piece of work that still has some teeth to it. One man's opinion...


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