What can be done to further Dr. King's dream?

Walgreen's parking lot, Madison Street and Laramie Avenue

Opinion: Streetbeat

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By Loretta A. Ragsdell

Contributing Reporter / Columnist

In response to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, what can individual black people, or people in general, do to further Dr. King's dream?


Gia Savages

"I think we can educate the parents, and therefore the kids will be educated because the mother and the father will have something to talk about — and explain to them what was the cause of the movement."

Daryl Cunningham

"I say the people who have achieved the dream should push forward and make these little kids do right instead of staying in the streets.

Tajuan Riley

"First of all, get an education. I am a firm believer in education. My mom made me go to school. Second of all, not be influenced by the wrong people and things. I grew up in a household where I seen my grandfather do something. I saw him get up and go to work, so I knew I had to grow up and do something."

Andrienne Bell

"I think we can reach out a helping hand to one another when one is in need and help. I think we can also look in on each other and ask each other if we need help. It doesn't matter what color you are; come together as a community and reach out and help someone when they need you."

Laron Raglan

"Work more with our young children by building community centers to where we can get them off the streets. Put more activities in the neighborhoods where these kids can get into sports. If not sports, more activities so they can get off the streets. And most of all, parents, start being parents."

Jeffery Bonner

"If we all come together like King said and stick together, we'll be good. It doesn't matter about the race. Everybody needs to come together as one. We need to look at that, and that's what we need to do."

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Posted: September 5th, 2013 3:13 PM

Bad choices could have negative consequences, not subsidies. Education and hard work should be lauded. There is no life harder than one of poverty, yet we accept that parts of the population will remain poor unless some politician transfers some wealth over from "those that have". That is the politicians' power source and why they keep folks poor. This is the same slavery, different master. Worse, since this slavery is voluntary, and exchanged for a slum condo and some free fritos.

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