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  • not at all but the continuous debate on the subject, the awareness of people and the level of activism around it give me hope it will be achieved.
  • absolutely not
  • i would really like to think that progress is being made. but with tv shows, like the most recent survivor, pitting groups of people to compete against each other based on race, i don't see the problem fixing itself anytime soon.
  • In my experience, we have at least made giant steps toward it. I say this because I do not know anyone who would not vote for --say, Colin Powell or Condoleeza Rice or Alberto Gonzales-- just because of their race. Not One Single Person. & I know a lot of people. I doubt that anyone could have said that in 1968.
  • We have up to some extent; 100% I do not think so, but we have achieved much more than any country has ever done to its residents. Besides, there is hope for the growth because it is in the constituition of America and there are rights to fight back the rights. Many countries like many Islamic countries do not even give those basic rights to humans and they are treated like third grade citizen in those countries. US has created a model country in terms of Human Rights, Discrimination against race, religion, or colour.
  • So long as we have affirmative action we won't get anywhere. All affirmative action does is guarantee that a company will hire x amount of women, x amount of blacks, x amount of hispanics, etc. they are not being hired because the company feels they will truly be a benefit to them but because some PR dumbass said they have to.
  • No. Racism is still rampant-its just much more covert. Take a ride on the A train from Washington Heights down to Wall Street and you can see it plain as day-the white people are scared of the black people, the black people are angry at the white people-insert any ethnic group into that sentence, its all the same. It depresses me to no end because I can't help but wonder if we will evolve past this or if we will sink down farther and farther in to it.
  • In many ways, I believe that we have gone from one type of racism to another. To one that causes a whole new set of problems. A person of African decent is not to be trusted or is to be feared, a person of European decent is not to be trusted or is to be hated, and we find ourselves within a society that practices willful segregation. The only way that, I believe, we can realize the dream of true equality is to teach the proper way to behave in society to our kids. To stop teaching them about the differences, and begin referring to all people as people, and not races or ethnic groups. The world is getting way to small. We can no longer survive as seperate people peacefully. The greatest road block to King's dream in America are the very cival rights organizations that claim to endorse and further it. "A house devided against itself cannot stand."
  • Unfortunately no. Racism is far less prevelant than 40 years ago and more opportunity is available to all but there is no doubt there is still discrimination based on ethnicity. The part that has been less fulfilled in my opinion is people being judged by the content of their character, we are sorely lacking in that department. In my opinion if MLK were alive today he would still feel there is much work to do and he would handle it far differently that people like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, M.L. King did have aforementioned character.
  • nowhere near it if you listen to the questions on yahoo answers..some pretty racist stuff on there.
  • No; people are human and have failings.
  • Ok, I'll get poohed here, but I really don't think so. If it were, we would realize that Martin Luther King Jr (really Michael King) had a very horribly flawed character and would replace his holiday with one to honor more honorable people like Rosa Parks. There are too many lies and cover ups about him to grant him such an honor in our nation and he also didn't seem to believe people needed to be held accountable for their own actions later in his career, someone else was always blamed. Today we just have reverse discrimination in addition to the discrimination fought against years ago. Laws don't help hearts change.
  • We judge people by their covers when we first meet them. Thats the only way we can go about judging a persons character... But as a black man, I can say that people will consider the worth of my character if I'm given the chance to apply myself. Thing is though I live in california, where the we have a minority majority. I cant say its the same all around America and I really would be surprised if it were to be honest.
  • no. and i doubt it ever really will. growing up i never thought about race or had to...but it seems to be making a comeback. in fact, if it wasn't an issue, we wouldn't have a section called "ethnic relations" lol
  • Sure, it has, why not? If it's not enough that we have our first black president, then what would it take? The main reason Mr. Obama is so controversial is that despite his apparent charm, his policies are radical and atypical to American capitalism. It has little to do with his color. I think the fact that he won that election and is popular on a personal level, is testament to that.
  • We had our first African-American President, so even if we're not there, we're certainly making progress in the right direction.
  • I'm afraid Dr, King would be apoplectic at the numerous ways people twist his dream and toss his name around with little to no understanding of exactly what his dream was. I also feel fairly certain he would suggest to many who compare themselves to him that they step outside to "discuss it".

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