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January 12th, 2010
08:25 PM ET

Dream Come True?

Has MLK's dream come true?

With the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. approaching, we're planning to feature some of your comments on the civil rights leader's dream.  Part of that dream was that his children would live in a country where they "would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Dr. King spoke those words on August 28, 1963.  On January 18, 2010, how much of his dream do you think has come true?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Louis

    Martin Luther King, Junior was a great man. It is a pity that racial discrimination hasn't been 100.00% eliminated from the U.S.

    January 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  2. Ashley

    I think that his dream sort of has come true because some people judge people based on their character and others judge people based on the color of their skin. i think that some people will always be prejudice against people weather they are of african decent or any person of any background.

    January 12, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  3. Samantha

    I think that, for the most part, we have eradicated racial discrimination in the US. We have an African American president and a Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. We've taken huge steps to become one nation... one melting pot.

    January 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  4. Elina

    I feel bad that Martin Luther King had a life like that and segregation should have been stoped!

    January 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  5. mallory

    I think that segragation has ended for the most part.I judge people on their actions towards myself and others, not on their skin color. Our physical features are what make us so amazinly different, and you should never be judged by your uniqieness.

    January 12, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  6. Abby

    I honestly think that more people in the world aren't very racist anymore. I'm glad he stood up for his own color and told people what he thinks is right! He has every right to do what he did. More people in the United States don't judge people by their color but some people are still racist against African American. I also think that African Americans are racist against white because of what has happened in the past. I think more than 75% of his dream has come true.

    January 12, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  7. Shine

    MLKJ's dream will never come true as long as races degrade themselves from the inside. In order to truly respect others, one must respect himself. MLKJ's dream was not just "color-blindness" but also a general respect amongst humanity. He would not find that mutual respect in today's USA, let alone the world.

    January 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  8. Seaeun

    People from all over the world know MLK for what he did to make equality in the world between whites and blacks. Sadly though we can see that his dream isn't completed yet. Korea is famous for too much academics and extra schools. But for an English Academy, I have never had or seen an African American teacher. People just don't hire them. I know this is wrong but it seems to me that people can't resist the temptation- staring at the blacks because their skin color is different.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:08 am |
  9. Peg

    Slavery has been abolished, African Americans and whites have equal rights. However, African Americans are not free from racial slurs, some do not treat the African Americans as if they belong here. Is this the price that must be payed for freedom? Or just the arrogance of those who cannot leave racism in the past? Some day Dr. King, Someday!!

    January 13, 2010 at 1:33 am |
  10. Raphael

    For me I think we are still unstable. There were no big racial issues these ten years but looking back we had L.A. riots recently. I think King's dreams have been 80% achieved and the rest still unstable. The ilegal immigrants from Mexico and South America and the Chinese, Korean towns in which some way can be viewed as an isolation of queere sort are the signs that this one is not yet done.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:32 am |
  11. Tiffany

    I think it had mostly come true...because, like Ashley said, some people still judge others on the color of their skin.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:50 am |
  12. Soyeon

    Many African Americans are esteemed in various fields.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:59 am |
  13. Tyler

    i think his dream has partially come true because blacks and whites are still separated

    January 13, 2010 at 8:39 am |
  14. Blake

    Martian Luther King had an influence on everyone, and not just african americans. I am caucasian and I am influenced by him

    January 13, 2010 at 8:39 am |
  15. Nick

    I think people should not be treated badly because of their skin and that's what Martin Luther King Stated in his sppech.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:40 am |
  16. Nick

    I think people should not be treated badly because of their skin and that's what Martin Luther King Stated in his sppech. He is my hero.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:41 am |
  17. Tyler

    It makes feel so sad that Martin Luther King had to live like that and be murdered its good that his dream came true when he died

    January 13, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  18. Nicole

    I think Martin Luther king Junior worked for his goal and made a big mark in history. He made a speech that there should be no discrimination. The speech made marks in people and after he was assassinated there was no discrimination.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  19. Joyce

    He worked very hard and died for it, but unluckily it hasn't dissapeared completely.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  20. jinn

    I think most of the wishes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had come true.
    We can see that is trus because barack obama is prsident of USA.
    But we have many works to do.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  21. Jake

    The racial discrimination unfortunately isn’t over today. Sure there is slavery in this country, but people still say things badly against black people. It is also partly black peoples fault. For example if the COPS pull them over, a lot of times they say, “Man, you only doing this because I’m black.” I don’t think it is true but in some places it is.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  22. Zig

    Yes and no some dreams have com true and other have not.
    it will take a long time for all of his dreams to come true

    January 13, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  23. Joshua

    I think a lot of his dream has come true but there are still some people who think that people should be judged by their race. Martin Luther King Junior did a lot to help America over come that racial problem. Most people today are treated the same but some are not.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  24. Curtis

    I think a lot of his dreams came true but some people wants him to live his dreams some more!

    January 13, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  25. Emily

    I beleve that Martin Luther king's dream did come true. Black people are now treated fairly. Some of my friends are black and we really enjoy hanging out. Martin Luther King was unfortunate to have had lived in a time were black people were not allowed to do many things and there was always racism happening everywere, but I do believe that his dream has come true.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  26. colin

    I think that MLK's dream has came true because different colored skined people have got along after Martin Luther King had the civil right movement. I think that MLK is a great man because he tryed to connect the people with different race to stop fighting over everything they didnt have in common.I also feel very bad for him because he was making his speech and he got shot for no good reason, that person was very mean who did this to MLK.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  27. head

    I think that if Martin Luther King Jr. were to return today his mind would be absolutely blown at the progress we've made since his speech in 1963. Now more than ever are we so racially undivided. We have a black president, we have a population of diversity that is assured equal rights, and many different races are present in our goverment. We have finally acheived an America where all races have equal opportunity!

    January 13, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  28. karina

    I think his dream didn't fully come true because people are still treating each other poorly because of how they look or their religion!

    January 13, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  29. vargo

    hey carl i love your comments just puttin out there and yes i think his dream hascome true because now african americans can work and go to school with everyone and not get in trouble

    January 13, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  30. Sheryl

    When Martin Luther King Jr. said that speech, it was probably the best day of their lives for some people and i totally agree with Martin! Today, i think that maybe we have come farther than we were before, but we still need some work on judging people on how they look and what they do!

    January 13, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  31. Raveena

    I think most of his dream has come through becuase most people in this world follow his dream unlike other people, who don't follow what he had said.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  32. Anthony

    I think that racial steriotypes have definintaly slowed down for Dr.King's dream, where colored people would be judged by their character and not there skin, and that colored and caucasion people can live together and not be at eachothers throats. But now, americans are more racially outcasting middle eastern people. Americans have talked about bomb searching any middle eastern men.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  33. Melodie

    I think that a lot of his dreams came true and that ever since he said that all people shouldn't be judged by their color, the world became in more peace and not fighting or anything of that mess.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  34. Melby

    I think his dream didnt fully come true but it half way did. People dont know racial differences between different humans. But some do. People judge people by their outside not the inside. We should all thrive in to find the right balance between race of different humans and fullfill Martin Luther's great dream.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  35. Allyson

    I think that 100% of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream came true. He wrote a speech that black people should be able to do things that white people could do. Now they can go to the same schools, eat a the same resteraunts, and do things that white people can do. Also, now every person of any color can vote and be a part of the things blacks could not do when it was lik in the 1900's and even further back. Now everone is equal!

    January 13, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  36. mike

    yes i think his dream did come true and i think he is thge one single reason there isnt discrimination any more

    January 13, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  37. Cindyy

    I have to say that Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream hasn't come true. Of course it has gotten better, but so many people still judge people by their skin color.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  38. Bincy

    I think that more than there was before was relized about civil rights and different races. Also about having equal rights but i dont feel like all of it has been reailzed to some people. There are still more to learn. Most of what he wanted has probably come true.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  39. Fallyn

    I think that his dream has come true. I don't think it should matter who you are just by what color your skin is. Some people are still treating people by what color their skin is, but they shouldn't. It doesn't matter what color your skin is!! His dream should come true!!!!

    January 13, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  40. vargo

    actually i think that his dream didnt fully come true because minorities and immigrants and native americans still have to deal with lots of adversity and discrimination

    January 13, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  41. mike

    i think that his dream came true for a little while but now people still have to deal with discrimination because of there skin color and its wrong

    January 13, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  42. Meyer

    Martin Luther King was THE MAN! sadly his dream has not come to pass yet but hopefully will some day soon.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  43. Taylor

    I think that a lot of dream came true for a couple of reasons. One is he wanted people to be treated equal, and that came true. Also, he was like really saying you can`t judge a book by its cover or what skin color or religion. I think thats what his dream was and how some of it came true.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  44. vargo

    MLK i is my hero i wish i was around while he was alive i woulve loved to see his speech it is definatley the most inspirational speech of all time and it sadly has not changed lives like it has changed mine

    January 13, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  45. Charlie

    Many things has been changed since Martin Luther King Jr. passed away. America has the first African American president now and many African Americans have become successful in many fields. However I don't believe these kinds of "suceess" can be the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. I think he meant something more deeper. Not only black people get equal rights or successful as white people, but also he wanted everybody not to have any "prejudice" against anything. We still live in the world full of discrimination, hatred, injustice. Because some people think they are better than others and teach wrong thoughs to their children. We are living in the world way different his time. But his message still gives us a lesson: We should not judge people how they look, but their character. We should remember this lesson as a world citizen now.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  46. Blair

    I think it has because your not allowed to judge people by the color of there skin. 47 years ago we woul not have a african american president.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  47. Colby

    I think that he has made a big improvement on the world. If it wasnt for him we would be drinking in separet water fountins. But not all people judge by the inside of a person rather then the outside.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  48. Rachel

    I think most of his dream has come true. People are starting to stop judging people by skin color, but some still do. I personally won't ever do that.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  49. tony

    I beleive that Mr. Kings dream has come almost completely true. there are those who are still against african americans, but there are very few. GOD BLESS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR!!!!!!

    January 13, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  50. Morgan

    I think for the most part that all types of discrimination have been mostly gotten rid of. And even though some people of African American ancestry are defenitly not treated equally, it still needs to be remembered that some people who are of white descent feel the need to look over their shoulder when they are walking in a big city. Isnt that just another form of rascism, to be afraid?

    January 13, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  51. Kris

    Well our president is an african american, so the room for improving on Martin Luther King's dream is kind of small. So in a way his dream has come true.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  52. dreamer

    I think that alost all of his dream came true but if he was still here he would respect us because of how far we have come since that time. Martin Luther king was an inpiration to all of us, i dont know where we would be today without him.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  53. Saige! :)

    I think that this goal has been acheived but i think there are still people in this world who has those racist issues. We shouldn't be judged by the outside but what's on the inside. If someone doesn't look like somone you would talk to but you still do because their nice, what's the difference if someone looks different to another person's color? I think the nation should get over it. Less time worrying about nationalities and more time thinking about US as a WHOLE.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  54. howard

    i would never like to have a life where blacks an whites never interacted with each other i would go crazy

    January 13, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  55. Amy

    It may changed some of our history but not all of it because people still have their own personal beliefs.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  56. SD

    Martin Luther King, Junior was a great man. It is a pity that racial discrimination hasn't been 100.00% eliminated from the U.S. god bless america

    January 13, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  57. Nicole

    I think that his dream parcially came true because there is still racism in america and people judge people based on the color of their skin i think that is just sick.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  58. Jerry

    I feel bad for martin Luther King because he had a life that and segregation should been stopped!!!!!! And he has made the world change by he great speeches

    January 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  59. Joey

    I think that MLK's dream has partly come true. If you look at Obama he is the first African American president. If the country wasn't still discriminating then Obama would just be another presient not the first African American president.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  60. Hunter

    As far as we have come, racial prejudice still exists aplenty. All around me, i can hear and see racism. Descrimination is still a problem as much as it was long ago. A black president is a step, but we still have a whole flight of stairs to go.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  61. vanessa

    I think that martin luther king jr had his dream come true .... we have an African American, Obama as president of the united states and yet that has happened many people are still prejudice, but i'm sure that everyone is prejudice sometime. So i thank Martin Luther King Jr. for giving that speech..

    January 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  62. NIck

    i think you should not judge people by the color of their skin which was stated in martin luther king stated in many of his speechs

    January 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  63. Colton

    I think it basically came true. 99.9% of our country believes in equality.

    January 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  64. Barros

    I think that as a country, we try very hard and sucseed often to accept african americans into our communitys. But as individuals, there are still some who disagree

    January 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  65. Ben

    For now there are people who hate and discriminate but some day i hope they will change

    January 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  66. Corey

    I love his idea. Just because of him, I made some good friends. GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS MARTIN

    January 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  67. cullen

    not 100%

    January 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  68. josh

    well in most schools i see many people judged by thier skin color so not a whole lot of people are judged by character.so MLKJ's deams were ruined.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
  69. hannah

    well his dream has come true because he has chsnged the world and the way we see it and will be touched forever. 🙂

    January 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  70. alex

    If I were Dr.King I would definetley believe that my dream is a dream come true on this day there are still racist people but the number of people are countable its nothing compared to the days of our beloved Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  71. Nick

    MARTIn LUTHER KiNG WAS A gREAT MAN. HE HAD WONDERFUL SOLUTIONS TO SEgREGATION. He WAS BrILLIANT.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  72. Amanda

    I think that most of Dr. King's dream has come true. I believe his dream was about everybody being friendly to one another, nobody separated by race, culture, and so on. Today, there is still some people making racist remarks, and separating them from there friend groups.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  73. Jarick

    After 4.7 decades Martin Luther King Jr. gave that wonderfull speech, it's no doubt at all country remembers why we cellebrate it, so I believe that those words have been put to action.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  74. Jaxon

    MLK's efforts have widely affected the U.S. of course we still have some work to do, mostly the surviving remnants of the KKK. Although there is still racial and religious persecution in the country-mostly because of the muslim majority in Al Qaeda- I, along with many other's believe that it can be conquered with time and perseverence. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream does and always will live on.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  75. Anonymous

    I think his dream kinda came true because not as many people are not racest now than back then. Now everyone of every color are now allowed to go to any school that they choose. Now we all equal.

    January 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  76. Rachel

    I believe that in many ways dr. king's dream did come true. Most people dont look at others my the color of their skin but for who they are. Slowly but surely race is becomming less of an issue. Once the origonal generations dissipear eventually so will raceism.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  77. Michael

    I do believe that it is sad that even though Martin Luther King Junior died to show us his dream, that we still judge people by their skin color before we even get to know them. I believe that it is better to judge someone on who they are instead of what they look like. Someone could look innocent and be a killer or look like a killer and be as sweet as sugar.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  78. Sarah

    I think that Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has come true. Everyone is treated equally when they go to restaurants or movie theaters. However, there are still some people that single some people out because of their race; but mostly, people are looked at equally no matter what their race and I'm glad that America has changed in that way for the better.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  79. cody

    now days you cant judge people by there skin color so its kind of a good thing it came true because its mean to judge people by there skin color.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm |
  80. Elijah

    We like to think that MLK's dream has come true, and that we now live in a perfect nation where no one judges anyone else based on skin color, but unfortunately that's not entirely true. Racism is still around. MLK's dream, hopefully, is in the process of coming true.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  81. Joanna

    I think that stopping segregation was just the first part of Martin Luther King's dream. But as this world goes on more and more will come to be!!!!!!

    January 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  82. Brenda

    i think thst his dream did not come true. Even though African Americans have more rights, they are still treated diffrently and looked down at.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  83. Chandler

    I feel that most of his dream came true. People are still againest what MLK stood up for and believed in. Those people should just exept the fact that everyone is different. I believe in what he stood for.

    January 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  84. richard

    i think that it kind of did but it didnt at the same time

    January 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  85. kevin

    i think that mr kings dream has come true about half way

    January 13, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  86. Maurice

    Sadly, no. MLK dream has not been fulfilled to the fullest extent. He may have intervened the problem but, there are Nero Nazi's, there is a more powerful and sophisticated Ku Klux Klan. Even though African-Americans and Caucasians are living together for the most part are living in harmony, there is a lot of segregation in schools and prisons and that is what been happening about 50 years. The problem is now smaller but more concentrated.

    January 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  87. mathew

    I hate that I had to vote like that but there is still racism around and it's a hate crime everyone is trying to get rid of, and my cousin is a skinhead. I don't really hang around him About 95% of his dream has come true. I think racism is wrong and it's stupid that people could do this to other people.

    January 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  88. aaron

    we've more steps to take

    January 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm |
  89. Sabina

    I'm writing from Rome Italy. Here, in Italy, this week there are been a terrible acts of racism in the south against poor africans people. This is horrible. I think that for the umanity it's not finish the way for the real indicrimination. But I'm very happy about your president Obama, becouse He is a men of peace not just for the America but for the whole world.

    January 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  90. Tyler

    people shouldn't be seprated&interrogated because of their skin color.

    January 13, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  91. ben

    No. MLK`s dream will not come true until the moment disapeers that when someone mentions a tall scary man people see a black man in thier minds eye

    January 13, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  92. Marie

    I think our nation has come a long way since Dr. King's famous speech. However, I still beleive that we have a long way to go. There are still too many instances where people of color are judged by the color of their skin before any attempt is made to analyze their character....and I'm not just referring to our African-American citizens. We're on the right path, but the road is still ahead of us, and the journey continues.

    January 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  93. david

    I think Martin luther King Jr would be proud of how far we have came to the progress of eliminating discrimanation but we still have more steps to take.

    January 13, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  94. John

    We still need more work on it because it hasn't completely ended but I think he would be proud of how far we have came.

    January 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  95. leah

    yes beacuse we have all races in schools today unlike back then diffrent races diffrent water fountians,schools,and when blacks and when blacks and whites would try to be friends their parents would separate them immidetly.but today its the exact opisite.

    January 13, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  96. bigZ

    yes. Look at how professional sports leagues, such as football and basketball, and many other great things that MLK set up

    January 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  97. Hope

    Martin Luther King Jr. was such a great citizen. All Americans, black or white, should have equal rights and oppurtunities. I think that we have, as Americans improved and taken more steps forward in racial discrimination. Some people today still hold a grudge, and feel as if African Americans or people of different color don't belong, but I believe that Matin Luther King Jr. has changed us and left a big impact on the United States of America.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  98. Will

    I think Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has come true because people aren't judged on what race they are AS MUCH anymore. There is still some discrimination, but it is not as severe.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  99. Rose

    I think the dream hasn't come true in the the south yet. In the north the dream has come true. You see more kids in the north hanging out and being friends with blacks. Also, in the north they don't care what color you are. In the south some people still treat blacks poorly. Also, in the south some blacks don't treat white people right. The US has a long way to go to get Martain Luther King Jr.'s dream.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  100. Nicole

    Martin Luther King, Junior was a great man. It is a pity that racial discrimination hasn't been 100.00% eliminated from the U.S.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  101. Logan

    Sure his dream came true but we still judge other people sometimes I think we need to try to think of his words running though our head all the time!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  102. Dieter

    I think its getting there, but its only halfway there because some people are still very racist and/or stereotypical on other people.

    January 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  103. Bill

    I feel bad that Martin Luther King had a life like that and segregation should have been stopped!

    January 13, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  104. Ravi

    There is still a long way until Mr. King's dream will fully come true. I feel that there is still discrimination to this day. He fought for equality using nonviolent means, taking from another man who fought for a similar goal, Gandhi. To this day, many people who are of a different race or color still face discrimination. Mr. King tried to tell everyone that just because someone is "different" on the outside, they are just the same as you, and died trying. Hopefully, his goal will reached someday.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  105. Vanessa

    Yes, I think that his dream came true because everywhere I go there are black people. Personly I don't care what color your skin is. The thing that matters is what's inside. I have a lot of black friends but that doesn't make a difference in what I think of them. We are all equal!!!

    January 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  106. Vanessa

    Yes it did, I mean look we have a black president isn't that what he wanted. I think 89% of discrimination is gone but some still remains.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  107. Mykal

    I think his dream came true. There is a black president and not many people were complaining the fact that he is black. Though there still is discrimination you dont here alot about it unless you are the one being the one discrimitive.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  108. Rachel

    i don't think his dream has become 100% true. people are still prejudice but that has gone down. its just that on elittle spot at the back of your brain that makes you feel uncomfortable when ever you see someone who's culture has been LABELED either in a bad way, and that you feel safe when you see someone who's culture has been labeled in a good way. it just not fair. i just hope that someday, in the near future, everyone is judged not on the color of their skin or their background and truly judged on the content of their character.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  109. Neil

    I think that a lot of his dream has come true. I believe this because there is not segregation in public places; like one water fountain labeled colored and one labeled white or one bathroom labeled colored and one labeled white. Now white and colored people share one water fountain and share one bathroom. We also share everything else and I don't mind that one bit. So I would say that Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr.'s dream has come true.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  110. Zach

    it has come true because people are more caring to other people and not racist to other people i thank mr king and all he has done he was a very good man.

    January 13, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  111. Yang

    Its true that segregation has been made illegal, but there are still many racial stereotypes out there. MLK has made the world a better place for colored people, but there are still others that are treated diferentlly because of their origin.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  112. Kaitlynn

    Yes i feel because he faught for equal rights and rasim to be gone. Even though some people have there ways goverment also has there ways!!!! Thank you so much
    🙂

    January 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  113. Emmy

    It's a little complicated...there is definatly less discrimination today than back in the '60's but it still exists. MLK's dream hasn't come true. Think of the new airport security, where middle eastern men are all considered possible terrorist bombers. That's discrimination. Anyone who looks like they're coming from the Middle East is being discriminated against because of their skin.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  114. Lauryn

    MLK's dream did come true. In school we studied MLK and how he was a leader. His dream did come true because he dreamed that whites and blacks would be together and they are. My best friend is black and I'm hispanic. Even better!

    January 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  115. Caroline

    While there is still a long way to go, Martin Luther King's dream has come true.There is still racism, but people have seen his reason for giving his famous speech, "I Have a Dream". We have elected an African Amerian/Hawaiian president and have given African American people chances that they have never had before. Also, King's speech was about everyone being treated equally. I can understand why some African Americans still do not show Caucasians respect, they treated them badly in the past and still continue to do so. I hope that one day the Caucasians, African Americans and other races of the world can see eye-to-eye and understand each other's situations. One day, Martin Luther King's dream will really come true.

    January 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  116. Austin

    I think martin luther king Jr's dream has and hasnt come true because we have succeeded in passing a law against segragation but sometimes people are still judged by their race and color, but I truley believe that this is not fair, we are all equal and we all deserve fair treatment, and justice!

    January 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  117. Haley

    i think mlk's dreams came true but i also think and know that many people still think there should be segregation and treat people wrong when we were all made equally and we all bleed when we are cut by the way an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:58 pm |
  118. Brandon

    Yes, I think his dream has come true. He dreamed of a place where his children where not discriminated by the color of their skin. Today, children of all colors are alowed in any school. All people are treated equal. It does not matter what race they are now, they can do anything anyone else can do.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  119. Josh

    His dream has not yet come true. Although there is much, much less hate between racial groups, there is still much work to do to achieve the true MLK color- blind society that he wanted. The major problems in the '60's have been solved, (For example, the colored water fountain and the white water fountain,) but there is still racial profiling and hate, not only to minorities, but also to whites. We still have a long, winding road ahead of us, which brings up the question: Is a true color- blind society even achievable?

    January 13, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  120. Ahmed

    I think that his dream was great, but there quite a lot of people that are still being prejudice and judge people on there skin color.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  121. Robyn

    If Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today he would be glad to see a more diverse society; however, he would still be fighting against the discrimination that still exists.
    We, as a nation, still have a ways to go. People are still racist and their thoughts may never change but eventually the generations will change and racism will decline. As for it going away completely... that might never happen.
    if each individual were to help in some small way to treat everyone equal (being conscious of one's own thoughts and actions) then racism can diminish faster.

    January 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  122. Johnna

    I think his dream has come true . His actions are still being recognized today . Now people do not jugde people on the outside or the color of YOurskin. It mainly matters on what is on the inside. This all chage with his help.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  123. Andrea

    I think part of his dream has come true. Although America has a Black President, black people are still getting judged by their skin. I think Dr. King would be proud that blacks have the ability to be in America's congress, but dissapointed about what blacks have been thought to be gangsters and criminals.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm |
  124. Danielle

    I believe that a lot of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream came true. Now we are not as segregated as we used to be. The diffrence between race doesn't have anything to do with where we go or what we do. We are all EQUAL.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  125. dj

    Yes his dream did come true. blacks and white finally are not apart. We go to school together and his dream came true. We are equal. his speech made many happy and some tearful. im glad that we are now equal because i have a friend named Deryen who is my best friend

    January 14, 2010 at 12:04 am |
  126. Jordan

    I think where i live MLK's dream has come true. I attend a very diverse highschool, some of every background. But not everyone has had the same chance to experience my community, others grow up learning to hate based on race, sex, religion etc. its ignorance.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:29 am |
  127. Rinah

    I think that most of his dream came true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:29 am |
  128. Anna

    I think that King's dream came true to the point where African-American people are treated fairly and Caucasian people are treated fairly. But, in a sense, his dream did not come true. He wanted for "Blacks" to be treated fairly, but he did not mention how women were treated. To this day, women in the Middle East are treated poorly. They are prohibited from government, education, jobs, and most of all freedom. King's dream came true, but women are still treated horribly in the Middle East.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:09 am |
  129. Meghan

    I don`t believe his dream has came true because until the whole world stops being racist we`re not going to truly understand. If MLK`s dream is to come true then the world must learn to respect one another . Until then all we can do is wait....

    January 14, 2010 at 6:29 am |
  130. Mr.

    For the most part yes, but not completely. I know many have been guilty of being semi-racial towards others even now in the 21st century. I think that we have definately gotten better though. I mean we have a black president and a hispanic Supreme Court Justice. What better of an example could we possibly show that we are in progress?

    January 14, 2010 at 8:02 am |
  131. Corey

    His idea worked like a miricle. Because of him I made some good friends GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS MARTIN

    January 14, 2010 at 8:18 am |
  132. Tyler

    Of course his dream came true even though some people are racist idiots I can't stand people like that

    January 14, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  133. Tyler

    GO MARTIN LUTHER KING J.R.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  134. Blake

    His dream sort of came true. Blacks aren't still as treated as bad as they were, but there is still a long way to go before we get where he probably visioned.

    January 14, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  135. erica

    a lot!!!!! i never hear anyone say anything bad about something to them that had to do with the color of their skin...or be left out because of it.

    January 14, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  136. Meggie

    i think that if had not said what he had said thing would be different now. His speach changed how a lot of people feel. We have a black president and no one thought that would happen but it did. And now when you go to most schools you can see how things have changed before he made that speach.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  137. Thomas

    I defenetely dont think his dream did come 100% true. I think this because there are still some people that believe segragation between whites and blacks should exsist. Although, whites and blacks did come together in peace, for an example, we have a black president, this just shows that the majority of people think that color does not matter. Quite honestly, there were some people that voted for him for the fact that he was black, which I dont think was fair. I only wish I could say that his dream came entirely true.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  138. Blaine

    I think that his dream is partially coming true. There isn't any places that don't allow a certain type of people unless they are causing trouble which has changed thanks to Mr. Kings help. There is also a black president and people of other skin colors are allowed to work at businesses all of which was part of Mr. Kings dream. People have groups of friends who come from all over and they get treated like another member of the group it doesn't matter what they look like it just matters what you have in common or what you do to make the group you hang out with a whole.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  139. Katlyn

    I think he has successfully made his dream come true. I think this because his dream was to make rights for African American people to be able to do the same as Americans and they are. MLK had made a very good speech and the rights he has dreamed for have come true.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  140. Donald

    I think it came tier .
    becas ombl as pesnt.
    I just do not now.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  141. david

    i believe his dream came partly true because yes, blacks and whites are together but no because sometimes people still try to take advantage of black people.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  142. Katie

    I think that most of his dreams came true. Because some of the dreams are for his family, and and some of his dreams about his family came true.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  143. gavin

    No I do not believe that his dream has come true. Their are still people that look a colored skin badly. Just take the president election for example a lot of people think its bad to have a colored president. So I believe that his dream has got closer to becoming true but it is just not their yet.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  144. Jarid

    I think that mkl's dream has come true because both skin people are living as normal as the other and no one is judged on there color of skin.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:59 am |
  145. Erica

    I would have to say that Martin Luther King Jr. has had almost his whole dream has come true. Now days there are children who are black going to school with white children. There are also Mexican children going to school with us. If I was Martin Luther King I would be very happy with today and I think he would say that his dream is coming true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  146. Lucas

    I think in some parts of the world. I live in a small town and we have a couple of colored kids and they fit right in. We have a black president and well for people to vote for him that means they like him. I do know some people that are racist but only a couple. In other parts of the world yes there still are slaves but we are working to get that taking care of.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  147. Steven

    I think there has been a lot of change in the world. Dr. King's dream has came true but, the world is still changing as I write this. Hopefully his dream will fully become true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  148. MicKaylah

    I think only a little of his dream became true. I think this because white people are still judging blacks. Also other color people judge other colors. But to me his dream keeps becoming more and more true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  149. Katie

    I think that his dream mostly came true because people nowadays don't judge you on your skin color but on your personality, but some people still do. Some people are still racest and just need to like people for who they are not their skin color. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and it mostly came true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  150. Marissa

    I do believe that his dream has come true somewhat. The United States is not a country that divides people by color. There are some people that do look at people and judge them for there colors but that doesn't mean everyone thinks that way. Looking at the big picture I really do believe that Martin Luther King Jr. dream of having his kids in a non- judging country.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  151. Joseph

    I think that his dream has sorta come true. Because people are tollerant of another race. But some people don't like black people at all.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  152. Skyler

    I think that his dream has come true because we have a black president and the people that complain about him isn't because he is black. I also think that his dream has come true because black and white people both live together and there isn't much discrimination any more. I also think that his dream hasn't come true because there still is a little bit of discrimination between black and white people but most of us live together in harmony though.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  153. Cassie

    The United States has done a good job of eliminating racism, but, there are people still, unfortunately, being treated worse because of their skin color. Some people just can't get over black people being as equal as a white person. But, since segregation laws are no longer in effect, I would say, as a whole, the US has done a pretty good job of making Martin Luther King jr.'s dream come true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  154. Kaitlyn

    I think that most of his dream did come because he wanted freedom and we have gotten freedom. The he wanted us to liberty and we all have gotten liberty. So I do think that most of his dream did come true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  155. Brandon

    I believe a lot of dream has come true and it has. We live with all different raises in different parts of the world. Some still do not except what he said. I personally feel bad for those people.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  156. Ashley

    I think that in certain areas Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has come true. In those areas there are still some people that treat others by the color of their skin and not their character. People who still do that I think should reconsider how they are treating people. Isn't the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you? Everyone who is mean to others because of their looks or race, should think about the Golden Rule.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  157. Carleigh

    I think that all of his dream has come true. People are raciest and are going to be mean, but there is not place made just for white people or just for black people. Black and white people are aloud to live in one world, and not be discriminated against. That was his dream, and I do believe that it has came true.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  158. Scottie

    Yes, I do believe that Martin Luther King's Dream did come true because we don't judge people by their skin color. I don't see nobody judging people by their skin color and I don't plan to. I don't like people who are racist or whatever. Racist people aren't cool.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  159. Tristian

    Well im kind of half and half on this one but mostly no, and I say this because people all across the world are still fighting and arguing about color differences but im also saying yes because look at our president he's African American and he has came a long way im sure, from being shot at in his neighborhood and being push around and beaten or like look at the Hispanic and the Iraqi people there in a great big war going on and about what? we don't need to send any more of our troops in to fight over ...racial differences

    January 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  160. Brandi

    I believe that yes, his dream has come a long way. Us now days don't really care on what your skin tone is but, how you act. Some people are still raciest and don't like certain colored people.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  161. Brady

    I come from a school where racial tensions have been a problem in the past. I think that his dream has come true in a way. African Americans have made great strides in society becasue of what Dr. King did many years ago. I still think that there are conflicts between white and black people, but we are constantly moving foward.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm |
  162. hannah

    the dream of martin luther king has left this world in many ways not only adults but kids and teens

    January 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  163. alex

    mlk's dream has practically come true but there are still problems of racistness going on its not much but everyone counts.

    January 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  164. Dom

    Yes and no, we have the first African American president which a lot of people thought would never happen, but at the same time there's still racism, but then again total racism will never end =[

    January 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  165. levi

    i think most of his dream has come true becuase some people still call people raicial slurred words.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  166. Raiyne

    I feel that some of his dream has come true. Many people fell that he was right, but many disagree. He was right though, everyone should defiantly be treated equally. 🙂

    January 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  167. amy

    he is awesome and he was correct he is like an O:)

    January 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  168. Ellie

    i think because of some of the plane stuff we say the yemen do it but others also do it not all of them are bad and i know kids that tease and hate kids with the other color of skin.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  169. brenna

    it tecnicly isn't only about skin in my opinion some kids have black hair then agroup of blondys tease for the rest of the year or chinesess and japanese look differt and get teased all the time. kids if aloud to do it will eventually hate different adults and kids and well just more people like that

    January 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  170. Andrea

    Yes i do believe that his dream came true. Ever since his famous "I have a dream..." speech people have started to become less racist. With the fact that we have a black president right now i do think that his dream has come true.

    January 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  171. kyle

    I believe Martin Luther King dream did come true because black and whites have the same rights as everyone does Thank you Martin Luther King

    January 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  172. justin

    many things have happend since his spech.I. do belive that his dream has came true 99% discrimination is gone. know colored and white people go to . school together so yes his dream has came true

    January 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  173. Jimmy

    I think it did there is a black president, and people are not complaining about it.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm |
  174. Jake

    I think it was a dream that black and white kids can go to school together and we are all aloud to do anything we want to do.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  175. michael

    i think martin's dream came fully true that all people share the same rights.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  176. Melanie

    I think his dream came true because now even if your black you can do the same things as white people. Now blacks are treated farely.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  177. nick

    my dreams are to buy a mansion buy a lamborgini meet lil wayne and to get his autograph

    January 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  178. Treyvon

    I think it came true because there's a black prsisent and no one belived in a black president.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  179. AJ

    Now we can let everbody do what they want to do.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  180. Nikki

    I think his dream came true.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  181. Bailee

    I think that most part a lot has come true. Now african american people are going to schools with white. We also have an african american president, which kind of shows that rights are now more fair.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm |
  182. Donny

    I think that his dream came true. that what he wanted happen and i think if he were still alive he would be so happy that what he wanted came true.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  183. Julia

    I think that his dream has come true part of the way. Some people still evaluate people on their skin color and not who they really are. It would be nice if his dream had come all the way true. At least it is better than when he was alive.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  184. Olivia

    I think his whole dream has come true. I mean, just look at our President. He has a different color skin and is still president. Blacks are treated differently now because of Martin Luther King. They get the same education, same clothes, and same treatment. Thank you Martin Luther King!

    January 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  185. Hannah

    I think that parts of his dream have come true, but other parts not so much. Most people are okay and happy with the idea of blacks, whites and other descents being together. Other people, though, feel deeply that whites, blacks, and other African descents should stay separated.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  186. Alex

    I think his deam kind of came true because he stopped the dicrimination where black people and indian people and chinese people are allowed to do things in America, but they're not free in Asia and Europe and other places like that. And even peolple in America sometimes judge people by their skin color and their religon and other stuff regular people don't care about.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  187. Nate

    I would say that for the most part we have made a HUGE improvement on being racial. We still need some work but we have come a long ways. MLK has changed a lot of peoples opinions on things.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  188. ori

    I think martin luther king jr.'s dream came true because schools are for everyone not just whites or blacks same thing with jobs, pay checks, water fountains, public restrooms, hotels, and taxes I mean if martin luther's dream didn't come true then president obama wouldn't be presidedent.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  189. michael

    i think that some of his dreams have come true because we still have some segregation in poorer places. Only some of that dream has come true like getting rid of segregation on buses. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great person to try to get rid of segregation so i thank him for that (even though he is dead).His dream has come true almost because this world is never going to be perfect in the eye's of humans.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  190. jordan

    martin luther king was a very good man i dont think it was right that the cops arested him it was a dream come true to have what is today where differant races to get along

    January 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  191. Dylan

    I think that only part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has come true. There isn't segregation or lynchings anymore, but people of different skin color are not treated the same as Caucasians. A lot of people are racist against people who aren't the same race as them, but there are not many murders that happen because of that anymore. If some people were to see someone of a different race, they would immediately assume the worst about them, instead of looking at them the same as people of their own race.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  192. Gabriel

    I think that MLk's dream came true because now all the blacks are treated better than the whites. Sometimes but all the blacks and the whites are created equal. when people try to treat the blacks wrong they are going to be treated the same by the blacks.lots of people try to be mean and not let there kids play with blacks but when you think about it the blacks are the same just a different skin color.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  193. Amanda

    i believe thet for the most part MLK's dream has come true. but are country still deals with a lot of discriminaition. it's still something we live with. but MLK died believeing in his dream. so why not try?

    January 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  194. Alex

    To me MLK's dream has came true 100.00 percent. Now no one makes fun of people for there color and so it's pretty much came true. I bet he's happy that now we have a country that excepts people for who they are.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  195. isaac

    Yes, his dream has come true because we do not judge people by if they are black or white. So if a native American or a white wanted a job they will have the same chance to get it. Also Native American and whites have the same rights.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  196. RaeLyn

    His dream mostly became true,but not all the way,basically because some kids still treat other kids bad because of their color. It's not as bad as it use to be,but there's still some problems with that. I really don't know why though,everyone should be treated the same,no matter what color they are. Some people,however,don't see that. They are blinded by physical traits,but they should be looking at the personality,,so don't be one of the people that's blinded,because it's characteristics that matters.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm |
  197. EricaRae

    I think that a lot of his dream came true because, he wanted both the black and the whites to be together so people could learn about each others nationality and so people would not stay racist.

    January 14, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  198. Blake

    I think that his dream has become completely true. Black people have the same rights, and opportunities as white people. If they don't decide to take advantage of that then that is their fault.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  199. india

    All of MLK dreams came true. He wanted to be able to do all of the things that was talked about and so thats why i say he has had his dreams come true

    January 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  200. jacob

    I think that his drem did came true and he want equal rights.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  201. Kory

    I absolutely think his dream came true, because they are not judged on color anymore.(in michigan)

    January 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  202. April

    I think his dreams came true cause now blacks and whites can get married. It has because blacks fit in with everyone and there are many black doctors, judges and other important jobs. Blacks even fit in so well that we have a black president.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  203. Tori

    Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream about 67 years ago. That dream has come true. He wanted blacks and whites to roam freely without segreation of any kind, and no kind of judgement. I belive that his dream, has come true in so many ways. There is no longer segregation, just as it should be.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  204. Darren

    I think that most of his dream came true. I think that some of it came true because still some people treat other races badly. I think that some people treat other races good but some people treat other races badly.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  205. Uilliam

    I think a lot of Dr. King's dream came true.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  206. Zachary

    Martin Luther King Jr had a dream for equal rights. His dream has come true. Martin Luthor king jr is a good guy.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  207. josh

    I think that marten luther king Jr's dream did come true and that marten luther king Jr's dream did come true.Thank fully!!!!

    Marten Luther King Jr, Marten Luther King Jr, Marten Luther King Jr

    Try to say that 10 X fast

    January 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  208. Hannah

    Of course I find that this should be true. What if white people were the ones that had been slaves? Wouldn't they want the same rights as everyone else without any rude comments or treatment. I really wish that we would be 100% free of this entire whites are better than blacks.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  209. Jessica

    Martin Luther king Jr. was a good man. His dream did come true. Now the black's and the white's are not separated from each other and they can communicate together. A lot of his dreams came true!!!!

    January 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  210. joshua

    His dream has come true. You should not be judged by the color of your skin but you heart. You should be able to live here and not be judged.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  211. Riley

    I think that his dream came true. We all have equal rights. African Americans and Whites have the same rights. We do everything together. We go to school and drink in the same water fountain.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  212. Destinie

    All of Marther Luther King Jrs. "I have a dream spech" Has come all the way true. He wanted equal rights among all kinds and if he were here today then he would have been the happyest man alive. I am so happy that he made the speech that he did. I have African American friends and if no one ever made the right for them to roam freely them I would not know her now. So thanks Marther Luther King Jr. for letting men and women roam freely.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm |
  213. skyler

    I think Martin Luther Kings dream came true. I say this because black and white people work and go to school together. We even have a black president. If that isn't what he wanted then I don't know what is.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  214. Anonymous

    I think that his dream came true There is a black president and not many people were complaining the fact that he is black. Though there still is discrimination you dont here alot about it unless you are the one being the one discrimitive.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  215. Caleb

    I think that his dream has come true because there is not any more slaves around here. He should be ionerd for all that he has done. He changed are hole country. It is just so sad that he died.

    January 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  216. robin

    i think it has and it hasent because there still is racial stuff going on

    January 14, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  217. tyrone

    indeeed he has had his dream come true.. segregation is not as prevalent as it was in the 1960's and there is better communications between the races.

    January 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  218. Kailyn

    Well I believe that most of Martin Luther King jr's dreams have come true. If you look at it in a deep sense he has changed so many people and so many things. He has changed most schools so that there is no seperation of children if they are black or white, he also has made it better for us we are just way more equal as we should be. The peace he has made for so many is heart touching and even if you wern't there when it happend its vary remmerable in our hearts and history. And even though there may still be other places and parts of the world who still have the whole seperation of blacks and whites, Martin Luther King jr did a great job.

    January 14, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  219. Jill

    Both. His dream came true in America but not really in the world it was hard to get Americans over equal rights and i think it will be very hard over the world but it should happen.

    January 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm |
  220. Jessy

    ever since mk jr. has given his speech, a lot has changed. espicially the fact that african american's got their long deserved rights...though in louisiana, things are still a little strange...

    January 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
  221. Oasis

    I think MLK's dream hasn't come true to its potential. Some African Americans are still being left out. We can definitely change this though. MLK's dream has almost fulfilled itself though now African Americans don't have to ride at the back of the bus or drink at different water fountains.

    January 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  222. Jasmine

    racism is a horrible problem

    January 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  223. Amanda

    Well, yes and no. Yes in that blacks can vote, have jobs, and own homes so all the general stuff has been changed but, from a social stand point some people out there are still racist. I mean there are anti african american orginizations. So there is some more work to do.

    January 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  224. Mariah

    MLK's dream has come true, though not to its fullest potential. Racism is a problem in this country that is still very much alive. You see it in the hallways at school, stores on main street, and in the workplace. I believe that his dream will never fully come true as long as people see in colors because everyone is a little racist at heart. Everyone hesitates. Some poeple may disagree with this, and I don't mean to offend anyone. I apologize if i do. Racism is a way smaller problem than it used to be, but it is still a major problem in America.

    January 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  225. Alexis

    I dont really think it has because there is so much hatered in the world today and yes we do have a black president but look at all the things people say and i wonder if they know what they are doing and i can say that its tough and yes i am black and i act white so i do get racial harssment

    January 15, 2010 at 2:59 am |
  226. Ryan

    I think that theres a lot of people who think Racism is gone Entirely, and some People who think Almost Everyone is Racist, These people need to find a middle ground and except that Some people are Racist, and Some are not. His dream is really close to coming true, but people still have the right to think what they want, so his dream will never become true for everyone.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:19 am |
  227. Alyssa

    i think that it is a wonderful time that martin luther king fought for his freedom. i do not know what the world would be like if their was no freedom. every one is equal and should be treated the same way white or black.

    January 15, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  228. Joel

    MLK shouldn't be assassined.The person who assassin him shouldn't haved.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  229. ERIN :}

    I personally think his dream has come true because people of all colors are allowed to go to the same school, eat at the same restaurant, and etc without being separated

    January 15, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  230. Myles

    I think that we have come a long way but racism is not over yet. If he were still here I think he would still be trying to completely stop racism.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  231. Cailtin

    True, we have made a lot of progress,but we still have way more work to do. There are still many people being discriminated in our country at this very moment. Again, a lot of work ahead of us.

    January 15, 2010 at 11:08 am |
  232. Bel

    The Dream has come true in someways. We still have a long way to go. it is really sad that people discriminate against other races. Rascism is sad because we are all equal in some ways it even says that in the constitution. Well any way The Dream still has a lot of work ahead of us.

    January 15, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  233. Erica

    I don't think his dream came true, although we have a black president we still have race as a bug issue. If you notice there are way more white people then black on TV, in magazines, and so on. I do hope that one day we be able to overcome this obstacle, but for now we are we have a ways to go.

    January 15, 2010 at 11:13 am |
  234. connor

    I think that his speeches did change the way people act. People are not really racist out there anymore. I think it is wrong for people to discriminate African Americans. I think Martin Luther King was right and he had every bit of right to say.

    January 15, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  235. Zack

    Since MKL's speech, i'd say about 87% of his dream has come true. I'm absolutly not the racist type.It's a horrible thing that not his entire dream has fulfilled.I hope that the segrigation will end soon and terrorists will eventually come to an end.Our boys in iraq have been fighting almost forever.I whoelheartedly suppprt MKL's dream. nuff said.

    January 15, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  236. tyler

    MLK's dream is one of the best dreams and imso glad it came true and im sure im not the only one that thinks it was a great thing that wight can talk to blacks

    January 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  237. Ryan

    I think it has come true because we see people judging who gets to vote or not, black and white can vote.

    January 15, 2010 at 12:19 pm |
  238. Natalie

    That is not good because people are hurt and traped. There is a girl that knows one of my friends that got in something like that and the family was worried. So in the morning they flew out to Forida and she wasn't found yet. But then the family got a text message that said she was ok.

    January 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  239. Lucas

    The way I see it is that even if people believe discrimination against minorities is over, that still doesn't mean that people aren't judged based on the color of their skin or where they come from. Discrimination can cut both ways and I feel that in or attempt to treat all equally we have given some people opportunities simply because they are a minority.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm |
  240. MIchael

    I think his dream has come true because we're not fighting each other. We're not seperated on the buses. So I think Martin Luther would be proud.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  241. Jessica

    Martin Luther King's dream has come true. Sure there are some conflicts against black and white people, but soon there will be peace among people. Skin color will no long be an issue.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  242. Jamie

    No his dream is only part the way there... yeah we have made changes but there is still discrimination... especially in high schools...

    January 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  243. Eric

    I believe his "Dream" has came true, but with many flaws. Many people may be racist towards somebody even if is by accident, such as a joke. So I guess it is in a way, incomplete.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  244. Bridget

    I think that MLK's dream has come true in the sense that there isn't any more segregation, but racism- ethnic jokes, looking at people that aren't the same race as you kinda funny- is still a very common and hurtful thing, so I don't think that his dream has come true yet.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  245. Anonymous

    He would be proud of what milestones we have already done and are still trying to do.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  246. Natasha

    I beleive Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream did come true and didn't because YES we DO have intergrated schools, BUT blacks, whites, ect. do STILL get criticized for our color or nationality's ansetory.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  247. Tyra

    Indeed! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has came true. I think that it has came true because,there is no longer segragated schooling.I do belive that the couragous MLK's dream has came true! Though many people call one another racist names I have dream that it will never stop.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  248. Megan

    I think his dreams are close to being fulfilled. There are still a lot of racist out there and no matter what anyone does there will always be a racist person somewhere in this world.

    January 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  249. vIvIaNa

    Dr.Martin Luther king Jr has changed a lot in those days. People are getting along so much better because of how much of a peacemaker he was in those days. Sure there's still is A BIT OF RACISM now a days but he changed so much its unexplainable!

    January 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  250. Ralph

    I am sorta 50-50 on this one because there is still discrimination not in public but in a more personnel place. I think it was a great and amazing thing he did and he should be thanked and honored!

    -Ralph

    January 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  251. Mary

    The United States has come a long way from all the past, but we do have a long way to go. Until everyone has forgotten the past and we have come together as brothers and sisters, then MLK's full dream wont come true.

    January 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
  252. Matt

    I think MLK would be proud if he was still hear. As far as i know we do not judge people by race.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  253. jasmine

    Martin Luther king's dream did come true. everyone's dream comes true if they believe in their selves.

    January 16, 2010 at 12:15 am |
  254. Troy

    i believe that MLK's dream has came true in a few ways, but not in the sense of equality for all because i still see discrimination in some parts of the united states

    January 16, 2010 at 12:40 am |
  255. Luc

    No we have not come far from where he stood almost 40 years ago even though we have many people of many race there is racism and discrimination on television and the media and all over the world.

    January 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  256. Ben

    I think that not everyone wants a mixed and cultural enriched society, but enoughf of us do that we`re puting up a real good fight!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  257. hannah

    i think mlk's dream came true becausehe made the world a better place.

    January 17, 2010 at 1:49 am |
  258. We

    Ask me how many races there are, and I will tell you that THERE IS ONLY ONE – THE HUMAN RACE!

    ~We ~

    January 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  259. Dawson

    I think that Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream did come true.As you know, colors are equel now.

    January 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  260. Haena

    I think that MLkJ's drea is coming true, I mean yes, I from Korea but U.S 's president is Africa- American.. This improvement means that U.S took big steps!!

    January 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  261. Layne

    I think that Martin Luther's dream did come true. i think the idea of judging people by the color of their skin is just not right. We have come a long way since Martin Luther King's day. We even have an African-American president. I hink that Martin Luther king's dream has come true.

    January 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  262. Alexa

    I think Martin Luther King Jr's dream has come true because we have come from drinking out of different water fountains (based on race) to having a black president. But, because we still haven't totally solved the problem between races, it is still important to remember his dream and continue to realize that it doesn't matter what color you are or background you have. The only thing that really matters is what's on the INSIDE of a person.

    ~ Alexa

    January 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  263. Jordan

    I'm not so sure that MLK's dream has come true, and it probably won't anytime soon. There are millions of people in the world, and for his dream to come true every single one of them will have to love and care for each other, which will definitely be hard to do.

    January 18, 2010 at 12:01 am |
  264. Lange

    I beleave that MLK's work was not in vain.... even though racial discrimination is not 100.00% gone, it is almost there... thanks to MLK
    we have been able to rid our country of most of it.. his dream is here..

    January 18, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  265. T.J

    I feel that his dream has not come true for that the black and the white people are not being treated equally for the color, nationality's, ansetory, BUT blacks people and whites STILL get criticized for what they look like and it is like Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream didn't come true afterall!!!

    January 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  266. Josh

    I think that The United States have come a long way but there is still a lot we need to do the really make Martin's dream come true.

    January 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  267. Deborah

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream came true. His speech wasn't that long ago, and now look at our president! While we still fight with people who are of a different race, we no longer are completely seperated. His dream has mainly come true, though we still have some work to do before we all are completely equal.

    January 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  268. Mia

    The discrimination is still existing in the United States, but it is not as obvious as it was before. People are more tolerant of each other on the outside but deep down they're still discriminated. For an example, I noticed people live in a very divided neighborhood. White people live in one neighborhood, Black people live in one neighborhood and then there is the Asians living in one neighborhood. White folks seem to move away if there are more ethnic people move to "their" neighborhood. So how can you say the discrimination has been eradicated? We might not look alike but we're all human and we are probably all share the same ancestors. I wish we're are more open to each other and willing to learn other people. Our lives will fill with many colorful things if we don't let the color of our skin get in the way.

    January 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  269. Andra

    We've taken many steps forward as a society and MLK's dream is becoming more of a reality everyday. But for as far as we've come, we still have a long way to go, we can make it there one day.

    January 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  270. Kayla

    Segregation is still in the world we live in. Even though we have learned to live together not everyone feels the same. there are still places that disgrace colored people. segregation is right or wrong in the eyes of the beholder. who am i to judge

    January 19, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  271. Paul

    This makes me feel happy cause we can all have piece in are world and we'll all be friends.

    January 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  272. Mr. M

    This question made me think about President Obama. I think he is a good example about the progress we have made.

    January 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  273. Tommy

    I wish you were still alive so you can see our country working together for the good of all.

    January 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  274. Zahir

    Your writing made me think that we should continue working towards is dream

    January 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  275. Tommy

    i wish you was still alive

    January 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  276. Christa

    Well.... I don't know why some say no . After all he got rid of slavory
    and black people being apart from white people and my answer is on the subject is yes.

    January 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  277. Hannah

    I think that his dream has come true.

    January 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  278. Rachel

    That's hard to say because I know that I don't judge people by their skin color, but I think some people do. I truley hope that some day his dream will fully come true. -Rachel

    January 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  279. Amanda

    I think that Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has come true because I have a friend who's skin is dark even though I have light skin. And I really hope that everyone is like that, I mean who cares what color your skin is? It's only a color!
    -Amanda

    January 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  280. Taylor

    I think MLK's dream has come true.I mean we have a black presidant!
    -Taylor

    January 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  281. Abby

    I really do think that MLKJ dream really did come true because all the colors of people live together in harmony. We all now know that we are all the same and we are not any different.

    January 20, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  282. Anonymous

    I think it has we have a black president I wish he could see it

    January 20, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  283. Melanie

    I think his dream did we have a black president. I wish he could have seen it.

    January 20, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  284. Anonymous

    I fell that his dream has come true. Most shows have become polically correct, and now racist people are rebuked from their hatred. It would be hard to say that his dream has not become true.

    January 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  285. tiffany

    well i think it has come true and we stilll have to do some work and hopefully in the future there will be no more rasist jokes ioor we wont judge people on the way they look or dress it is just up to is now. to help the world be a better place.

    January 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  286. Anonymous

    I think that only some of his dream has come true because there are many people who are still treated unfairly because of their skin color, or ethnic backround. I don't understand why everyone can't just judge people on their personality, or what they say, instead of how their apperence is. I would love people not to be judged on apperence, I would truely love it.

    January 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  287. stewie

    That's hard to say because I know that I don't judge people by their skin color, but I think some people do. I truly hope that some day his dream will fully come true and we are close but i think unfortunate that some people are racist

    January 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
  288. Kyuugou

    I believe firmly that we are on our way, backtracking every once in a while in the case of racial discrimantion being eradicated. He did work extremely hard on the African American Civil Rights Movement and I think that it did pay off. We, as humans, have made great strides for equal rights and liberation over the past fifty or so years now. However, I do wish that the civil rights movement would spread further, not just to people of different ethnicities, but also of different 'lifestlyes'. While the African-American community is seen by most as equal in all senses of the word, there are still some people out there who don't think of them like that. To them, they are less. Bu nonetheless, MLK's dream is coming to be. And I don't think anyone should stop its progress. Perhaps, one day in the near distant future, people will see others as a -human-: with feelings and hopes and fears and dreams, and not just as someone who's different or 'strange'.

    January 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  289. Elmo

    Yes. and no. in ways his dream did come true. we have people of different races in the same school, government and so on. but every now and again, we fall down or take a step or two back.

    January 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  290. Anonymous

    Yes, it has come true. ROCK ON!

    January 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  291. Ivan

    Racism is not gone, but I believe that his dream has come true with the new generation.

    January 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  292. Anonymous

    Racial discrimination hasn't been eliminated from the USA. While I was still in Ithaca, NY, our middle school language arts teacher gave us a printed out version of an article from the New York Times titled something like "Racism Percolates In Ithaca High School." Aparrently ther is still a lot of discrimination against people with a different color of skin.

    January 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  293. Anonymous

    i think that mk's dream is not true yet, but getting there. i do not think that we will ever get rid of racialism but i do think that we will get very close.

    January 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  294. PAT

    i think his dream has come true, but, not all of the racesism has gone away in this country

    January 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  295. Katy

    i feel that his dream has almost come true. unfortunately i know some people who are racist and it is a horrible thing. just because they're completely different physically doesn't mean that they're completely emotionally and mentally different. i know this isn't the nicest thing to say but racist people need to go and get a life.

    January 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  296. Pepe

    I think MLK's dream has come true first of all we have all races living together and that we have a black president

    January 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  297. Eliz

    Yes and no. Yes, we have intergrated students into schools and have gotten rid of such terrible laws like the "Jim Crow" laws. But we cannot say that just because we have a black president, (who actually considers himself "mixed" instead if just black), that the dream has come true. What the dream means to me is that all people, not just races, come togeher. Gay, straight, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, old, young, Hispanic, Black, Asian, White, male, female, transgender, etc. There are still so many barriers we have to overcome. This isn't an "Us/Them" situation. It's not just "Them" who are prejudice. We need to overcome bigotry and phobias and learn to love one another for what we are. It's a big task, but I think the Melting Pot Nation can do it and prove to the world it is possible for peace.

    January 21, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  298. Katherine

    Only some of it has come true, because there’s still racism in the world and until it ends that dream can never be achieved.

    January 21, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
  299. MJ

    I feel that we have come a long way, but there is still some people that can't see past the color of someone's skin.

    January 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
  300. Scottie

    Yes I think that MLK's dream has come true because there's no racist people around anymore. I don't like racist people.

    January 22, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  301. Taylor

    I think that America has come a long way from where we use to be in the 1960's but in todays society, people are still getting different treatments based on race and color. With all the international events going on in todays society, i think that heightens racism with people because they feel everyone of that race or culture is to blame for problems. I think people need to stop seeing people for their appearance.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  302. sydney

    For the most part i think that Mr. Luther King Jr accomplished his goals, although because of his assassination he was not able to see his dream come true. Today segregation is not a problem in our society, but there are still some iffy people out there who stick to there morals and ethics which can be racist.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  303. Conor

    I'm glad the Mr.King spoke up and did something against the racial problems that faced the US, if he didn't we may be in a much worse situation, with even more problems than we do today, which isn't something that we need. So overall I'm very glad the Mr. King did something about racial discrimination when there was still time to change it.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  304. Jackie

    No MLK's dream is not coming true. It is close but there are so many racists still around in the world and the USA. We all may want to think that his dream has come true but in reality it hasn't. Yes we have no more segrigation but people are still favoring whites over blacks or blacks over whites. Many people in the world and the USA wish it would come true and are trying to help it come true, but there are to many racists to make it come true as of now.

    January 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  305. Tray

    Well, personally i think that his dream has somehow come true becasue people around the world has learned to come together and accept all races.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  306. Elizabeth

    In a way. Weve grown alot and are more diverse and less judgemental but there is deffinentely still segregation with the people.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  307. Peter

    Obviously it has come true Barrack Obama is our president. It will probably just take a couple more centuries for everything to sink in.

    January 27, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  308. Elizabeth

    I think alot of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s dream came true because blacks and whites are friends and his dream was for whites to be friends with blacks and vis versa. but that is only part of his dream that came true.

    January 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm |
  309. Johnny

    Without the success of Martin Luther King, our society would still be cruel and unfair to all minorities in the United States. He was a huge role model for all the other people that wanted to say what he wanted to say, but just did not have the guts to put their lives on the line for what they truly believe in. Our educational system is now mixed with variety of cultures and people and we all come together as one united country.

    January 29, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  310. britney

    no his dream has not come true, because their are still people out their that are racist

    January 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  311. Cory

    i believe his dream has come a long way however I do not believe it has been fully fufilled. Some people still judge others by the color of their skin, but now more people are accepting and African Americans now have the same rights as we do.

    January 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  312. Carly

    I think that the President is doing a good job with the economy, because he is trying.

    February 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  313. gianna

    A lot of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has come true, because now people have realized that we shouldn't treat other people a different way since they're another color. If you think about it it's almost the same thing as saying don't judge a book by its cover.

    February 1, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  314. ajh

    I think Martin Luther King Junior's words were meant for back when times were really bad with racism: with buses, stores and resturants. I believe that it has gone down alot since the new generation. There are still racist people out there, who believe that we all shouldn't be equal. But for the most part, people have bigger issues out there, and racism isn't returning anytime soon.

    February 2, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  315. Daphne

    I think we are getting better at making King's dream come true, although we could broaden it to not only not judging someone by the color of their skin, but also not judging them because of what they believe or have hopes for.

    February 3, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  316. maerie

    I think that martin luther king juniors "I have a dream" speech made great a impact on alot of people including me. But i dont think that there will ever be country where people arnt made fun of because of there skin color or belives. Because alot of adults where raised so that they dont trust people of other racial group, and then they made there kids beleive the same thing. I now it aint right but there aint really any thing that other people can do. They have to make there own decisions by them selfs.

    February 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  317. Ashley

    I feel that the world cannot be perfect but we sure can try! Martin Luther King definitaly did try and made the world a better place for every color and the world has come a long way from discrimination against others because of his efforts.

    February 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm |