End of a dream?
One of the most famous speeches in history is Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, in which among other things, he dreams that the day would come when people would not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.
With the election of Barack Obama as US President, the speech has been referred to quite a lot.
Has the dream come true at last?
It seems that the media are judging Barack Obama by the colour of his skin, and not by the content of his character.
This became apparent when white TV journalists from Europe were interviewing black people in Africa, and asking them “What do you think of America having a black president?” — thus inviting their interviewees to join them in judging Barack Obama not by the content of this character, but by the colour of his skin.
Racism lives, among other places, on Sky News.