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Opinion

August 28, 2013

Work remains to realize King's dream

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We don’t know of any other country that would undergo such a critical self-examination and produce legislation to address inequity as the United States has done over the last five decades.

On the other hand, black unemployment is twice that of whites. Blacks are more likely to be poorly educated, live in poverty and to be harassed by police and incarcerated in our prisons.

Today, all-day events are planned at the State University College at Oneonta. We especially recommend attending “Keeping the Dream Alive,” a panel discussion at 8 p.m., and at 9 p.m., the “I Have a Dream” speech presented by David Mills.

Certainly, we have made progress, but we still have work to do to make Dr. King’s dream come true.

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