Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers Americans an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating racism in all its forms,” said Thomas Bowden, an analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute.
Achievement of a truly color-blind society will require not only that private individuals reject racism, but that government policies and programs cease to favor some citizens over others on the basis of skin color,” Bowden said. “The solution to racism in government does not lie in further race-conscious, affirmative action programs that generate de facto quotas, nor in multicultural education that locates personal identity in one’s ethnic group. Because such policies are themselves racist, they are part of the problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr: ‘I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’