People like this . . . .
Helped to pave the way for people like this . . .
And this . . .
And this . . .
And thousands more!
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Today, we salute him – and we Swirl on.
To read Dr. King’s Nobel biography, click here. To read Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech, click here.
Join in the Fray: Who were the people who helped shape your thoughts about interracial dating and marriage?
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TheSwirlWorld JeffSt Thankfully indeed.
Here’s a side of King which most likely won’t get a wide playback today, his speech of April 4, 1967, during which he called the US government “the major purveyor of violence in the world today.” Sadly, this is still true. You can read the speech at
http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_beyond_vietnam/ or listen to it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC1Ru2p8OfU
JeffSt Jeff, you’re right about many people’s ideas concerning Dr. King’s legacy and mission.
Thankfully, more and more men share your experience and thoughts concerning interracial dating and marriage. Woot!
Happy Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Day indeed. The dream needs to be kept alive. He wanted fundamental changes in society, ones we have yet to see. It’s a travesty that some people (and so much of the mass media) claim his dream has been achieved, because he was about total social justice, not merely an end to legal segregation.
Dr King may have indirectly influenced me regarding interracial dating, but more so my influences were everyday people whom i saw doing it, getting me to reexamine my own perspectives and realize that not only was there no reason for me to oppose such dating, but i might actually be interested, given that i’d been feeling an attraction to black women ever since i was old enough to feel any attraction to girls, even before i ever knew black women (a vivid dream when about 9 or 10)).