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Colorblindness: Fifty years after MLK's dream

                       Are you C o l o r b l i n d ?   Today marks the 50 th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s vision and hope was that America would be a nation where all people of all races would be treated equally. As a nation, we have definitely made progress and movement towards racial equality. We have an African American president, people of color now have advanced degrees, hold positions of power in both the public and private sectors, are well respected celebrities, and overall people of color have more opportunities to succeed now than ever before. However, we still have a lot of work to do to fully live out Dr. King’s vision for racial equality. One of the issues that stands in the way of racial equality and eliminating racial injustice is the color blind approach, an approach that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal recently promoted in his politico article. The color blind approach promotes ignoring or overlooking ra