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Q: What has yet to be done to fulfill Dr. King’s dream for American society? What could you do personally to help fulfill Dr. King’s dream?
A: Unfortunately, the US is not yet a raceless society. We certainly do have a long way to go. The good news is that the kind of explicit racism Dr King was used to is largely gone in the US. [ But it's been replaced by an unspoken racism; many people believe we've achieved racial equality because the laws provide equal protection and protection from hate speech. At the same time, African-Americans
are more likely to live below the poverty line than whites; are more likely to be jailed; are more likely to be executed; and are less likely to rise to positions of power. That's not to say there aren't notable exceptions, such as President Obama, Colin Powell, and Condoleeza Rice, but in general, race still accounts for much of someone's likelihood to be successful in this country. I think all of us personally could take a good hard look at our beliefs about race. For example, if we believe that an African American, just because of how they look, is more likely to be a criminal or less likely to have a good job, then that will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. We need to make sure that we actively work to overcome those beliefs, and not just think that we are above racism. I think all of us have prejudices, whether or not we admit them, and we have to try hard to overcome them or else nothing will change. That doesn't mean we have to give jobs or handouts to people just based on their race or ethnicity, but it does mean that we should be aware that someone's ethnic background might be prejudicing us toward or against them. ]
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User: What has yet to be done to fulfill Dr. King’s dream for American society? What could you do personally to help fulfill Dr. King’s dream?

Weegy: Unfortunately, the US is not yet a raceless society. We certainly do have a long way to go. The good news is that the kind of explicit racism Dr King was used to is largely gone in the US. [ But it's been replaced by an unspoken racism; many people believe we've achieved racial equality because the laws provide equal protection and protection from hate speech. At the same time, African-Americans are more likely to live below the poverty line than whites; are more likely to be jailed; are more likely to be executed; and are less likely to rise to positions of power. That's not to say there aren't notable exceptions, such as President Obama, Colin Powell, and Condoleeza Rice, but in general, race still accounts for much of someone's likelihood to be successful in this country. I think all of us personally could take a good hard look at our beliefs about race. For example, if we believe that an African American, just because of how they look, is more likely to be a criminal or less likely to have a good job, then that will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. We need to make sure that we actively work to overcome those beliefs, and not just think that we are above racism. I think all of us have prejudices, whether or not we admit them, and we have to try hard to overcome them or else nothing will change. That doesn't mean we have to give jobs or handouts to people just based on their race or ethnicity, but it does mean that we should be aware that someone's ethnic background might be prejudicing us toward or against them. ]
Marvel2|Points 563|

User: what more could be done to bring the United States to a completely “post-racial” society?





Weegy: Racism may or may not be as prevalent As Mr. [ Jones describes, but one thing is for certain, there is one hell of a lot of people who have managed to make a good living off of the specter of racism. I'd love to know how many millions Jesse Jackson has personally made over the years as the result of his "expertise" on racial matters and more importantly as the result of his peripheral connection to Martin Luther King Jr. ]
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