Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Two Score and Two+ Years Ago...

…a great man made a great speech. It included the following words:

We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.

We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one.

We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "for white only."
Katrina washed away the thin patina of false equality, the gaudy, Tammy Fae Bakker makeup we put on when we show our face to the world, and revealed the ugly truth: in many ways, we haven’t left 1963.