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  •  It's Totally Unfortunate Dr. King (0+ / 0-)

    is not here to see, fifty years later, just how far we have to go.

    Impressive we're finally getting to some sort of gender parity in the senate, except how may black female senators do we have? Hispanic? Asian?

    I know, I know.. "these things" take time.. perhaps after another fifty years we'll have real parity, real representation in congress-- problem is, many of us WON'T BE HERE in fifty years.

    regarding economic parity for blacks in our nation: pathetic. Dr. King was known to take to his bed for 2-3 days with depression. if he were alive now, he'd never get out of bed.

    Even prior to the Great Recession, the black male UNemployment rate in NYC was fifty percent.

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/...

    "A civilization which does not provide young people with a way to earn a living is pretty poor". Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:12:23 PM PST

    •  All we should need to do to forward those changes (0+ / 0-)

      is to identify and name out loud what those barriers are and who is propping them up...

      I may not be deep, but I am very wide... Honree Balzac

      by meknow on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:53:59 AM PST

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