Opinion: What happens to a dream deferred?

4 April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of civil rights activist Martin Luther King's death.

Bongani Bingwa reflects on the impact of his life and legacy and asks: 'What has happened to King's dream? Has it been fulfilled or deferred?"

Over the past three years, cases in which black people were killed by the police or died in police custody have risen to national prominence and increased racial tensions, often prompting demonstrations around the country.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

Whilst obviously the Civil Rights Movement made many gains, the material conditions of many African Americans remain dire, with many young black men in that country spending their best years behind prison bars, or others being warned by their parents to not wear hoodies in case that might frighten some officer.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

Beware of the dream. Beware of the dream that ignores the nightmare. Beware the dream of Kumbaya.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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