Still a dream

Today marks the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

His work forever changed our nation, and his vision continues to shape our lives to this day. But sadly, some of the civil rights we take so for granted here are still just a fleeting dream in other parts of the globe.

Last week the news first surfaced that several Chinese human rights activists’ gmail accounts had been hacked. Analysts aren’t yet sure who is behind the attacks, but today several journalists reported similar hacks.

To Google’s credit, they’re treating these attacks as a human rights issue. Google may well consider amending its informal corporate motto, “Don’t be evil,” to “Fight evil.”

As long as there are still people who are willing to stand up for others’ rights, there is still hope of fulfilling Martin Luther King Jr’s dream: All men truly are created equal.

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