Foggs said the progress this nation has made is like a car trip. He said he likes to use the story of a ride from Indianapolis to Kansas City. He said when you get to St. Louis you commend yourself on the progress you’ve made, but you realize the ultimate destination has not been reached.
“I think the majority population likes to look at how far we’ve come,” Foggs said. “And the minority population likes to look at how far we have to go. It’s a matter of perspective.”
He agreed with Burgess about the poverty a lot of minorities face in today’s world. He said the dream King was so passionate about had moved from being able to stay in a hotel to being able to afford that hotel room.
Foggs said he often thinks about what King would say about today’s society.
“I don’t think he would say we haven’t made any progress,” Foggs said. “But I don’t think he would say we don’t have any more work to do.”
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