2018-01-13 / Word on the Street

WORD ON THE STREET

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:

DO YOU THINK MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WOULD BE SATISFIED WITH THE STATE OF RACE RELATIONS TODAY?

KORTNE GAINES
Roxboro

“No, I don’t think he would be satisfied with some of the racial conflicts to this day.”

KELLY HARRISON
Roxboro

“No, I don’t think he would because he wanted everyone to be treated equally, and now you can’t even get a job without it being a racial issue.”

WANDA PARKER
Roxboro

“Half and half. Today, you see little black boys holding hands with little black girls (like brothers and sisters). It was so segregated back in the day.”

BRITNEY MACDONALD
Rougemont

“I feel like we’ve come very far, but we still have a lot of issues to overcome. I don’t think a lot of people are acting the way he thought they would, but it takes patience. Everyone keeps wanting more, more quickly, and they are not grateful for how far we’ve come.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week, we are venturing out onto the streets of Roxboro looking for Personians to feature and to answer our question of the week for one of our regular features, Word on the Street.



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