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Forty Years after MLK: How Much Better Off Are We?
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April 04, 2008, 07:32 PM
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As another commemorative date rolls around on the nation’s civil rights calendar—the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death—the Fourth Estate pushes the expected monotonous tales of injustice, disparity, and oppression through a distorted retrospective lens.

In terms of race relations, the nation’s media elite predictably views full �equality� as an unmet goal. Lost in all the spilled ink on King and the Kerner Commission report is the lack of honesty and candor in thoroughly assessing the nation’s ongoing racial problems.

Just imagine the following taking place: In idle chatter around the water cooler at the Education Department,  John Jones, an upper echelon supervisor in the office that evaluates the No Child Left Behind initiative, raises the following point to his colleague Tom Smith as others are in earshot: �Well, Tom, I don’t think we can honestly evaluate the nation’s state of race relations without considering the impact of biological and cultural differences that exists between racial groups and what these differences may mean in terms of average mental ability and educational performance…� and then ask yourself: How long will Jack Jones remain in this position or even employed at the Education Department?

For whatever else one can say about the current state of our nation’s race relations, the Left has succeeded in creating a �PC-climate� in which any candid observation that suggests racial differences are more than just surface matters and transcend socio-economic factors is a risk not worth taking in public.

Are we really better off as a result?