Tavis Smiley on President Obama & the MLK Legacy

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    President Barack Obama is set to be sworn-in to his second term today on the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being celebrated nationwide for his contributions to society.

    While many believe President Obama is the culmination of what Dr. King fought for, controversial commentator Tavis Smiley thinks otherwise.

    In a story issued by CBS, Smiley shared his thoughts on the legacy of President Obama and Martin Luther King, stating:

    Barack Hussein Obama will be sworn in as president tomorrow for a second term, on the holiday honoring the person I have long regarded as the greatest American this nation has ever produced. Obama will be in the foreground, but Martin Luther King, Jr. is the backdrop.

    I’ve heard people exclaim that President Obama is the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream.

    Well, not exactly.

    Obama might be a good down payment, but he is not the fulfillment of King’s dream. We’re still a long way away from that.

    The complete text can be found here.

    Do you agree with Smiley’s point-of-view?

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