It was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech and the newscasts across North America were all carrying stories. They can't broadcast the entire speech because it is copywrited, so they ran small excerpts. We were flipping channels when we landed on this clip from the speech:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
It felt as if the air was sucked out of the room. There was the stark realization that the NDP have taken Manitoba 50 years into the past--- to a time when racism was accepted practice by governments, when racist speech was not condemned, when racists openly held public office.
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