Today is the birth date of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's amazing how far civil rights have come since his time, and its also sad how in some ways we seem to still be stuck in the mindset that we were during that time. Minorities are largely in a much better situation now then they were in the 1960's, but we still have so far to go. I live just outside of Memphis, and around here, you don't have to dig very deep to find deep seated racism. Heck sometimes you don't have to dig at all. Here's hoping for a brighter future, a future in which racism is a thing of the past.
Totally unrelated, did you know that (according to Wikipedia) the population of Memphis, TN, is 680,768, and the population of Atlanta, GA, is 470,688. This strikes me as strange because Memphis seems to be so backwards, and so lacking in many things that one associates with truly "big city" metropolitan life. But here's another telling figure perhaps. Memphis metropolitan population: 1,260,581. Atlanta metropolitan population: 4,917,717. (I just wish we could support a gaming store.)
And finally, I wanted to pimp the latest little hobby-project I've charged into.. The Shadowrun of Yesterday. Jason and I are "working hard" to bring the gritty cyberpunk future of Shadowrun to the simplicity and fun of the Shadow of Yesterday system