As everybody and his uncle knows, today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech.
But King had other thoughts germane to Stockton. In an interview with Robert Penn Warren, he said segregation severs communication, and that creates inequality, too.
“Our society must come to see that this whole question of, of integration is not merely a matter of quantity — having the same this and that in terms of a building or a desk or this — but it’s a matter of quality. If I can’t communicate with a man, I’m not equal to him,” he said.
Food for thought.