We have continued to make great strides in breaking down color barriers and the walls of inequality. We became doctors, lawyers, educators, movie stars, corporations and conglomerates.
But I worry that many of us in the black community have forgotten what the struggle was all about. In our quest for higher education, bigger houses, better jobs and flashier cars ... are we closing our eyes to the fact that more than a thousand of our children continue to die each day by the horrible practice of abortion?
These children are denied their most basic human right – a right to life. Their civil rights trampled, their precious little bodies discarded like dung. What about the dream Dr. King so proudly worked for, marched for and ultimately died for. Sadly, when he died much of the ‘dream’ died with him.
Even Jesse Jackson made powerful pleas to save unborn children but turned his back on them when they needed him most—when money and the need for campaign financing entered the picture.
Since that time, more than 50 million children have been killed by abortion -- 17 million of them were black children. Abortion has become the number one killer of black people in this country -- killing more African Americans than accidents, heart disease, stroke, crimes, HIV-AIDS and all other deaths ... COMBINED!
I wonder what Dr. King would say? It seems we are very quick as a people to recognize racism everywhere else except the one place that truly affects all of us. Most blacks will agree that racism is still very much alive -- yet say nothing when abortion facilities are placed purposefully in minority and poor communities. More than 37 percent of all abortions are performed on black women. Abortion is a billion dollar business and they need us to make their blood money.
If we as black people say "NO" to abortion -- the industry will cease to exist. We must pick up the bloodstained banner of righteousness from that hotel balcony where Dr. King was slain.
We are the underground railroad of our time -- and it's up to us to make abortion a terrible thing of our historical past. If we stand united against this horrific practice ... we shall overcome this, too!