As many across the US and the World reflect in honor of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr we here at Mediamyxx would like to ask what do you think Dr. King would think about the state of the world today. While we don’t have white only restaurants, stores and dogs attacking blacks when they fellowship racism is just as alive today as it was then. When I was in junior high a mentor of mine told me desegregation in schools was the worst thing to ever happen. When he was in school they didn’t have a portion of the books, computers , or technology but they had teachers that loved them, believed in them, disciplined them and more importantly taught the values it took to survive. I thought of that statement again as I watched the Marva Collins story who took those same values to make sure children that were not being educated in overcrowded public schools found solace in her school no matter their economic background. We live in a state of denial where roses are red, violets are blue, and equality is a reality. Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and women are all treated fairly and the dish ran away with the spoon. What Dr King saw on the mountain top visually has come to pass, but the mindset is pretty much the same. I am reminded of this as I watch the hilarious yet spot on “Shit white girls say to black girls” video making the rounds on the internet and despite the progress we made we still do not view each other on equal playing fields. I related to so many of the quips particularly the , you are so smart and articulate remark. As a grown woman I am still hit with that one when dealing with non blacks. The new age bashing of Black women is our apparent inability to marry. Countless books, tv specials and male celebrity books all marketed to have black women lower our standards, self-esteem and play down your education and viola, your frog prince is on the way. Today is more than just a day off, it’s a day we can really take stock in where we want to go as the new century continues to progress. The world is becoming smaller, the long-term Super Powers are starting to lose their glare. It’s time to take the mountain top global and give Dr. King and Coretta the realization of his dream as he looks down from heaven.
Happy Birthday Dr. King