Current Civil Rights Groups Do Not Follow Dr. King’s View of Equality
In Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, King espoused the virtue of equality for all in the United States.
King said “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four 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.”
King's words still ring true today, not only as a civil rights mantra that has withstood the test of time, but also as a philosophy on how all should view their fellow man. The civil rights brigade of the current era has gone far off track from the basic push for equality for people of all races and creeds, sadly.
Rather than focusing on equality for all as the old guard did, many current racial groups would rather concentrate on supremacy or race-baiting, rather than the original dream of equality, as voiced by Dr. King in 1963.
Take the hate-filled words of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who many still describe as a civil rights leader.
“The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious beast go down into the lake of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years,” Farrakhan said during a stump speech for Rep. Cynthia McKinney in 2002.
Filmmaker Spike Lee, a man often lauded for his support of civil rights organizations, has a rather harsh view on Supreme Court of the United States Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, because of Thomas’ staunch anti-affirmative action views. Lee actually called Justice Thomas a “"A handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Tom” for his personal views, because they differed from his own.
Many of these so-called civil rights leaders are not interested in actual equality, for if that were ever achieved, they would no longer be relevant. Many strive solely to keep voters and politicians of color on the stereotypical leftist side of politics, just as Jesse Jackson has done for many years now.
According to “The Hill”, Jackson criticized black legislators by saying “We even have blacks voting against the health care bill from Alabama… You can’t vote against health care and call yourself a black man” at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event in 2009.
The manner in which these current racial leaders choose to hold themselves speaks volumes about their lack of adherence to the ideals set forth by Dr. King years ago, but still use his name as a way to try and lend credibility to their leftist agendas. If a person of color chooses to move away from their own ideals, then they are somehow less worthy of support according to the current race-baiters, who are often idealized and revered in media stories across the nation.
Leaders such as Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, and their ilk go in direct contrast of Dr. King’s ideals, simply because equality would not benefit them or their bank accounts. It is remarkably unfortunate that these leaders are simply interested in supporting a supreme leftist racial ideology. All in all, these leaders’ racist agenda says much about the disappointing content of their character.