With President Barack Obama as the first African-American in the White House, it's tempting to say the country finally has overcome problems of race. That urge, however, has to be tempered as the nation today celebrates the holiday commemorating the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Much progress toward King's dream of an America free of hatred and bigotry has been made. But plenty of work remains.
Recently, the Urban League of Greater Kansas City released its "2010 Equality Index" report, and the news is far from good.
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