A colorblind dream deferred in Washington?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

According to Colbert I. King ["The history lesson that Fenty didn't learn," op-ed, Sept. 4], D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is in danger of losing his reelection bid in part because he "replaced African Americans with non-black people in four of the city's most high-profile jobs." Obviously I was mistaken when I thought that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, about judging people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin, were no longer just a dream.

Hugh E. Donovan, Silver Spring

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