It’s been 52 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (pictured) stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., before nearly 250,000 people to deliver his pivotal “I Have a Dream” speech, but African Americans still believe that we have a long way to go before his dream can be brought to fruition. According to a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, more than a quarter of White adults who were surveyed strongly agreed with the statement that “America is a nation where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” However, only 16 percent of African Americans believed that statement was true. In fact, 52 percent of Blacks strongly disagreed with the statement. These results come at a time where racial tensions in the country are at an all-time high, following the Michael Brown and Eric Garner murders.
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