Realizing King’s vision

 

Lest we forget, Martin Luther King’s dream requires a lot more doing. Honoring his legacy should not stop at merely chanting slogans and trumpeting the lofty ideals that he espoused.

The road to a freer and more just America is still riddled with bumps. In Florida, issues such as voter-registration ID requirements and the tragedy of Trayvon Martin reflect the deep divide in our society.

If King were alive today, he would have certainly been proud to see a black man at the helm of affairs in the White House, but he would not have settled for that. A fitting tribute to King’s struggle requires an unwavering commitment to rid society of the deep ills of the racial divide that continue to undermine his historic dream.

Mansura Bashir Minhas, Hollywood

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