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NBC/WSJ Poll: Many Americans Say King's Dream Hasn't Become A Reality Yet

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August 27, 2013 AT 2:26 PM
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. declared his desire for a more colorblind America in his stirring ?I have a dream? speech. ?I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,? he said in one of his most memorable lines. But five decades after the March on Washington, just a bare majority of Americans ? and fewer than one-in-five African Americans ? believe that dream has been realized.