This “March on Washington” was billed as the “Keep your Knee Off Our Necks March.” It was what you would expect.
In particular, I heard one of the preachers toss out this rhetorical question:
“Why, after all these years, are we still marching for the same things Martin Luther King was marching for?!!?”
That is not true. They are not marching for the same things that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was marching for.
In fact, they have all but one of his goals in hand, and have had for many years.
There are laws at the federal level and in all the states, requiring equal employment opportunity, equal housing opportunity, fair hiring practices, government transparency, and more. There are bureaucratic offices at the federal level and in all the states to monitor and enforce these laws. There are Affirmative Action provisions in federal hiring and in all the states, and at all universities, plus subsidies for remedial training to aid marginal minority candidates to take advantage of those Affirmative Action programs.
Everything that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought was achieved many years ago, including the end of the Vietnam War by the betrayal of America’s friends (nearly five million of whom were slaughtered).
The only item that he sought that is still far from realized is this. That a man is judged by the content of his character rather than by the color of his skin.