Given that it is Martin Luther King Day, I thought it would be interesting to get some views on what this quote means to different people. I have no idea if MLK is the originator of the quote or the idea behind the quote. I do know that the quote is widely attributed to him. Who originated should be immaterial to the discussion. So, what do you think?
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Answer by misses_nick at 7:44 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Answer by irishcoffee at 7:51 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
I just want you to know that the great Martin Luther King plagiarized this quote.
I said it first.
Okay, okay, just kidding. I think it's an excellent quote that, as Irishcoffee succinctly put it, means that even after we have solved a problem, there is always work to be done, and improvements to be made. With regard to racism, I think it means that, although we have made discrimination illegal in terms of tangibles, as in work and school environments, we still face racism in more discreet and nefarious ways--and we must strive to rise above it.
Answer by jsbenkert at 8:04 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Answer by parrishsky at 8:09 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Answer by LisaLulu at 8:18 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
Answer by irishcoffee at 8:42 PM on Jan. 17, 2011