Monique Clary Hendricks: He would be horrified to see people playing the race card rather than taking personal responsibility for their choices and actions.
Katrina Puhak: Doubt he would approve of how the rights he fought so hard for are now abused and taken for granted.
Larry Taliaferro: I think he would be ashamed of people like Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson,
Danielle Therealdealyafeel Allen: That American still has a long, long way to go. Ashamed that some take for granted what he fought for, but angered that because of that, some still believe that other's life's don't equal the same as the next man's. He'd probably laugh at those ignorant enough to think race isn't still a major issue, and shake his head in shame at those who blame race for everything. I believe there are many thoughts that would come to his mind, just not many good ones.
Jennifer Dillon McDonald: That media needs to stop covering race issues unless there is a true issue. We make the issues by singling out a group. These organizations such as NAACP, black entertainment television, kkk(yes they still exist)etc create dividing wedges. It is true that different groups like different things (just as cultures like music and food)but we are all people no matter our color. My kids do not see color- and will never know of such, until they see tv that shows them and the schools that teach them. My daughter had the hardest time comprehending Rosa Parks in history class and I talked to her about how I grew up in the South and racism still exists- her generation thank goodness will be better than the first but we still need to change things.
Don Weems: He was a wise man. I think he would be all over the media and politicians for trying to keep everyone divided and trying to keep racism alive and strong.
Childof Ochun: It says that even after 50 years Americans STILL refuse to have a real discussion about race and too many white Americans refuse to acknowledge white privilege. I think he would also see that integration was the worst thing that ever happened to black people. So many of you are clueless to the real history of the descendants of slaves in this country yet you still feel quite comfortable and justified in your baseless opinions and statements. This is why racism still exists. It has been so ingrained in white America for so long many have normalized the pathology and can easily ignore truth because they are in positions to erase the history and truths of those people. Damn shame.
Terry Mac: It's better
Adrian Martin: As a white male i want to know where my privilege is...there is no Caucasian college fund...there is no affirmative action for Caucasians...reverse discrimination had become the norm...I think he will say a lot has progressed...there is still a lot to be done and he would be very disappointed in the fact that "minorities" now feel that they are entitled to special treatment...Some day race will not be an issue on any side...but far from it currently...
Shawn Marie Woods: I think Adrian said it well. I too am white and would also like to know my "privileges". I paid for my own college. My daughter and I paid for her college even though I made very little at the time and was a single parent. The thought of blaming anyone for my having to pay tuition did not even cross my mind. Everything I have is because I worked for it. Any job I've ever had I got on my own and kept because I'm a hard worker, dependable and honest. The thought of anybody handing me a career never crossed my mind. I do not come from an affluent background. I have been hated and discriminated against all my life because I'm white. I have been hated and stereotyped all my life because I am white, by all races, not just a select majority, but all races, because I'm white.
Is that what Martin Luther King Jr. wanted? I hope not.
Dynamo ThaDee: why I think he would be happy with the progressions made so far, but would still feel as if there is still much work to be done. Just because a Black man is president, doesn't mean its the end of racism. Just take a look at the GOP. He could personally cure cancer, and they would still have a problem with him.
Darren Scott: He'd be disgusted that people like Obama, Holder, Jackson and Sharpton keep racial tensions alive and well...especially Jackson and Sharpton!
Janice Glass: Daniel I would hope he is proud.
Joyce R. Glass: I think he would be sad but would continue the fight!
Regina D. Valdez: Still need alot of work.
Mosley Helena: We are pressing on the upward way.
Raquel Chacha Trujillo: that there is still a long way to go
Anthony Cooper: After reading some of these response's I think some people need to really see the disparity that when on in the 20's 30,'s 40's and 50's to not only see the advantages white's had over all minorities in this country. All white theater's drinking fountains, housing, jobs, then when I hear people saying play a race card...Ha Ha .whites have played there's thru-out History. But God has a plan... The first shall be last in eternity! Go a head enjoy you gold, silver and precious medals, they are wood, stubble, and hay to God. Martin Luther king asked to be treated just as any other human being, but people seek and advantage over other. So lie, cheat, steal, get all you can, you can't take it to heaven, and your reward is waiting for your deeds done in the flesh to man kind. If jesus didn't discriminate to a Samaritian what gives you the right to do it to others?
Chandra DeVasure: I think he'd believe that there is plenty of more work to do! P.s. Lewis he would be horrified and embarrassed.
Ricardo Valero: His Heart would be broken
Justin Osbourne: I think he would be surprised in how the media creates more tension instead of relieving it....the media are pot stirrers because bad stories sells more than good stories..maybe if the media tells more stories on how blacks help whites or Mexicans help Asians or vica versa it might help with the racial problems in this country and the world..but no we get a Mexican white guy kills black kid in a hoodie, we get blacks killing an Australian for fun..the media makes more out of race then wants to step back and take no blame in their part of it
Christine Lemke: It would probably break his heart to see the self inflicted victimization that holds to many back and a warm heart for those that have built each other up as an equal!
Gerard Hicks: Am i the only one that thinks that MLK would be happy at many of the improvements made?
La'Cedra Inman: I think he'd be disappointed.
Daniel Grove: Change is a journey. He would recognize a way to inspire our next steps.....help us to see and grow....to let go on some and embrace others. He would see a dramatic change! Have you?
Anne McNeil Jones: Sad it still exists ....
Familia Garcia Rodriguez: Great strides made but still much work to be done
Cindy Roewill: Ashamed
Dex Fernandez: He'd be asking why a black guy born in Hawaii is considered a "foreigner" while the crazy white teabagger actually born in Canada is automatically considered a True American. That pretty much says it all you need to know about the state of racism in America.