Speaking to The Heritage Foundation, Dr. William Bennett argued that we should continue to read and explore what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had to say:
“I think people should continue to read what he has to say on three issues — race, education and the Western tradition, and the spiritual in life. On race, Dr. King said, ‘I have a dream that my four little 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.’ A color-blind society.”
“If King’s statement is true, it doesn’t matter who says it. If it is true, it is true. Indeed, everyone should say it. Everyone of all races should say it.”
“But today the modern agenda is one that insists on counting by race, skin pigmentation, quotas, racial gerrymandering, set-asides, and race-norming. We are moving further from Dr. King’s vision on this issue.” — Bill Bennett, Heritage Foundation lecture, 1993.
Is this still true? Are we color blind, or do we continue to make decisions based on the color of a man’s skin?