I don’t believe for a moment that Martin Luther King Jr. did or would oppose affirmative action, but anyhow:
We no longer need a special day anointed for black civil rights. They are now celebrated every day – for the next four years as a black man sits in the Oval Office, and then for all time to come as other people of every color pursue their dreams unfettered by racists in government.
There will always be racism; it is a part of the human condition. There are racists today, but there are equally racists on both sides. In law and in governance, our power structure opposes racial bias; it certainly no longer enforces it. Mr. Obama’s victory in lily-white Iowa gave us solid evidence and his national victory proves it beyond all shadow of doubt.