"Every year on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we hear snippets of his eloquent "I have a Dream" speech and see televised scenes from that dramatic gathering of the multitude on the Washington Mall a half century ago.
Few people, however, pause to ask what kind of speech King would give today to a similar assemblage on the Mall.
We act and think as if that dream of Dr. King somehow actually came true when he sent those words rolling across the 300,000 people who stood before him.
Indeed, we airbrush the ringing challenge, even sting, of his speech. King himself was on a journey to a Promised Land he envisioned and toward which he tried to point us. That rally, after all, was officially "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," not a march only for civil rights."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola break it down.