Today is the day we set aside every year to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As we all know, King spent considerable time right here in Delaware County, attending Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland.
King had a dream for America, one rooted in the simple belief that the country would some day rise up and embrace the notion of judging a person not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
We thought maybe that day had arrived eight years ago, when the nation elected Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United State. We re-elected him four years ago.
But it's clear that eight years of Obama have not cured the racial divide in this country. In some ways you could make the argument that things today are worse.
In our editorial today,
we talk about Dr. King, his dream, and the reality of race in today's America.