Statesmen Journal editorial:
Interpret King's dream through action
If we want to honor King, we'll follow his path. We'll leave our chairs, our sofas, our endless meetings and strategy sessions and go into the streets.
We'll start by confronting our own prejudices that someone is different — not as good as us — because his or her skin color or dress or speech is different from our own. We'll begin to understand that Oregon, for all its surface friendliness, holds a deep undercurrent of racism.
We'll follow the lead of Willamette University, which has canceled classes this coming Friday afternoon so students, faculty and staffers can go into the streets.
But we'll do more than demand equal opportunity in our schools and businesses. We'll set that example in our hiring and teaching decisions.
When we're hiring, we'll give opportunities to the unemployed, to young people seeking their first jobs, to ex-prisoners seeking a new start, to people who don't fit the company mold.
This editorial is incoherent blather. I guess the point here is that you are all racist scum who shouldn't judge people by the content of their character but instead hire people based on superficial requirements like skin color or age.
The sad thing is that today we will likely hear an endless reference to the skin color of our new president.