Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a speech that will forever be remembered as one of the greatest of all time. It became commonly known as the “I Have a Dream” speech, and virtually every American alive today, has heard it. So where do we stand today, in terms of King’s dream? Would he be pleased with the progress African-Americans have made over the past half century? What would he think of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Would he consider Barack Obama a strong leader and champion of his dream? Of course, we can only speculate, for a lone gunman extinguished the candle far too soon in Memphis, Tennessee, just a few short years after this pivotal speech. Many would argue, and perhaps rightly so, that King’s assassination set us on a 50-year course of racial polarization, from which we’ve never recovered.