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Martin Luther King Jr.'s words inspire Millwood Academy students

By Carla Hinton Modified: January 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm •  Published: January 17, 2010

“His dream is not complete.”

Batson agreed. “Progress has been made, but there's more to do.”

Chapple said first, blacks should be more respectful of each other.

“He fought for us not to be disrespected by other people, and now our own race, our own people, call us out of our name,” she said. “It seems like we're not putting what he said to use.”

Chapple and Batson said they saw news accounts about a congressman whose remarks about President Obama recently surfaced. The youths were referring to a comment Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., made in 2008 that was recently publicized in a book. Reid, reportedly praising Obama's chances as a presidential candidate, said Obama was a “light-skinned” black man with no “Negro dialect” unless he wanted to have one.

“It's just an example that Martin Luther King's dream is not complete yet,” Chapple said.

“It's going to take awhile — but he even said that.”


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