The half-century since the assignation of Dr. King stands as an indictment against American society. An indictment because racism is still alive and well. Fifty years on and we still have systemic racism in housing, education, healthcare, and the judicial system. Don’t pat yourself on the back America; we have achieved little in that time period. In fact, at the end of this half-century, we have just found more people that we can oppress and disenfranchise. The immigrant, and the refugee by closing our borders, refusing to see their plight and their suffering. The LGBTQ community by refusing even to accept their diversity, and treating them as though they had leprosy. Women are seen as objects of sexuality and not equality. Lastly, our children, when their lives are worth less than your right to own the gun of your choice. Grown men and I use that term loosely, stamp their feet like a child in a tantrum when they can’t get their own way.
Fifty years from now, will we still remember Dr. King? Will we still be marching? The question is, are we marching away from the problem or towards a solution?