A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: "If he were alive today, how do you think Martin Luther King would feel about the state of racial relations in 2005?"
"I would say that Dr. King would say that race relations have improved, but I am quite sure that he would look around and feel that we, as a nation, could do better. I am quite sure that he would be honored by the state of race relations as they are today."
George Morgan, Princeton University employee of 43 years
"I think that Dr. King would re-emphasize the fact that no one wins the war on racism. But I think that had he lived this long that he would realize that racism is a myth that has been perpetrated by people who rule this world from the top and use it to pit people against each other. I think by now he would have pulled the veil from this notion, and people would have been much better along and I think we are better along than most people think we are."
Anthony Bailey, Princeton-Kingston Road
"I am very, very impressed with how far we have come, but we still have a long way to go."
Ben David, Park Knoll Circle
More difficult now than it was before because we have so much terrorism. I don't know it is race related or culture-related or what, but it has not come along from when he was alive."
Connie Hemingway, Birch Avenue
"I think that there has been a lot of progress in the last 40 or so years, but there is a lot of work still to be done, and it has been slowing down recently."
Jefferson Bestronk, Senior at Princeton University