04 April 2008

Pretty Speeches

In light of the increasing attacks on Obama as being long on rhetoric and short on substance, in light of the absurd Reverend Wright scandal, in light of those who would use code words or even blatant race-baiting against him....

Keep in mind that there was once another man who was criticized as being all about the rhetoric.

Assassinated forty years ago today. What's not as well known as his work for racial equality is his work for economic justice for all people, black and white, towards the end of his life. Watch that speech and remember, knowing how far we have come, and yet how far we have yet to go.

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