Tuesday, February 8, 2011

He had a dream

Of course, because of our post-modern, progressive society's tendency to take anything and immediately interpret it through the prism of the color of people's skins, I doubt that dream will be coming true any time soon.  Note that the story isn't focusing on the coach who, you know, won the Super Bowl.   Like the days when Michelle Kwan was promoted by the media because the media had already decided to promote her, and wasn't going to let a little thing like those girls who kept winning Gold Medals in the Olympics get in the way, I've seen as many stories about Mike Tomlin as I have the Green Bay Packers in general, and mostly because of the color of his skin.

I know, it's Black History Month (a month dedicated to ensuring that MLK's dream doesn't come true anytime soon).  And I don't have anything against Tomlin.  He seems like a great guy.  I just have to chuckle at the fact that we lionize, idolize, and almost worship MLK and hold as sacred his "I Have a Dream" speech, and yet continue to live the polar opposite way he was yearning for as we examine everything and everyone based on, yes, the color of their skin. 

1 comment:

  1. I have been saying that for a while. I know that blacks do not want to hear it, but blacks and others are judged by the color of their skin and not the content of their character. It is a sad that race is still a factor in people. Real equality and freedom means that race (all around) will not play a factor in life.


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