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    What Tavis Smiley said about President Obama being MLK Dream's Fulfillment


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    What Tavis Smiley said about President Obama being MLK Dream's Fulfillment

    Post  DirtyDave1906 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:35 pm

    Here is an excerpt of what Tavis Smiley said about President Obama: "Obama might be a good down payment, but he is not the fulfillment of King's dream. We're still a long way away from that. The interrelated triple threat of poverty, militarism and racism that King talked about still looms large in a yet-deeply-divided America.
    In the spirit of MLK, it's time for President Obama to deliver a major policy speech on the eradication of poverty in America. He ought to tell us how the richest nation in the history of the world is going to confront the scourge of poverty.
    In the spirit of MLK, President Obama should rethink the random use of his favorite weapon - the unmanned aerial vehicle, better known as "drones," which have killed too many innocent women and children.
    In the spirit of MLK, President Obama should not continue to feel boxed in by his blackness, but feel liberated in a second term to find ways to push back on the most intractable issue in America -- racism.
    The president wants to channel King so badly that he's decided to use Dr. King's Bible at the inauguration ceremony tomorrow.
    Obama is a politician, and a pretty good one, but King was a prophet. And while I can appreciate the president's fascination with King's legacy of unarmed truth and unconditional love, I'm feeling some sort of way about King being used symbolically for public pomp and circumstance, but disregarded substantively when it comes to public policy."*****DirtyDave1906 Note*****While a lot of Negroes thought it, Tavis had the moral conviction to say it! Has it really gotten better with a Negro President? Has the unemployment rate gone down for people of color? Aren't Negroes still being killed in Chicago like it is a war zone? Just something to challenge your thought process! I will stand mute on this subject. I will continue to pray for our Commander-In-Chief! 

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