More than two-thirds of African-Americans believe Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for race relations has been fulfilled, a CNN poll found -- a figure up sharply from a survey in early 2008. The poll found 69 percent of blacks said King's vision has been fulfilled in the more than 45 years since his 1963 "I have a dream" speech -- roughly double the 34 percent who agreed with that assessment in a similar poll taken last March.
"Whites don't feel the same way -- a majority of them say that the country has not yet fulfilled King's vision," CNN polling director Keating Holland said. However, the number of whites saying the dream has been fulfilled has also gone up since March, from 35 percent to 46 percent.
My question to you: Do you feel like MLK's dream has come true, or do we still have a long way to go?
I would say we're about 80% there. While the vast majority of us can walk down the street without drama there are still situations where your nationality and color of your skin make you a target for racial hatred... Blacks don't hold the torch anymore though. Mexicans and Middle Eastern people of Muslin faith are in the spot light these days... and most people have no problem hiding their hate. Its sad... I know lots of muslims and mexicans; what you see in the media is the lower 1% of losers spoiling it for everyone.
mostly in the middle.. in places that are less exposed, less developed and less educated. You'd be surprised how many people live their entire lives in this country without ever leaving their state... its sad...
I don't think we've achieved Dr. King's dreams as a nation yet but we have definitely made progress. Hopefully the human race can transcend beyond our cultural bubbles and individual desires and unite as one in the near, near future. It's incomprehensible to me why people must discriminate against one another when we're similar as a species. The world would be better off if everyone tried to get along and not take for granted of the things and people we have in our lives.
We are getting there. Lets face it the make up of America is changing and white dominance of all the powerful positions is coming to an end. As more minorities (soon to be the majority) gain these positions they inspire others to do the same. However we are seeing some backlash against this with recruitment for white supremacy groups increasing or the Minutemen trying to defend our borders. Still I think for my generation and younger race is often not a factor on who our friends are, who we date and work with. The big issue I think has to do with Muslims. Do to terrorism and a perceived and sometimes real unwillingness to integrate into Western society their is a lot of miss trust and lack of understanding.
I commented on this a while back but I need to change my answer. The world in at odds in every corner, people like fox news, pat robertson & dick chaney, spread propaganda meant to scare, control & divide us for their benefit. people who support inequality and oppression need to die.