Sunday, June 24, 2007

MLK's dream does not apply to gays?

Suburban Guerrilla was the guidepost for this poignant piece:

"As African-Americans we threw off the feeling of inferiority that had shackled us. We pulled ourselves up, and demanded our god-given rights. As my father said on many occasions, a man can’t ride your back, unless it’s bent. Many white people were freed from the shackles of bigotry that had suppressed and distorted their true humanity. Other people of color were encouraged to assert their rights, their values, their contributions. We came closer to being a multicultural society where people could come together in a spirit of compassion, sharing power and working together. The civil rights movement signaled some of the most important changes in the history of our country, and we must never forget the sacrifices that were made to achieve the gains that resulted. In far too many instances, however, we have forgotten, our memories have blurred."

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