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Diversity still the goal as Kings dream lingers
Exposure, education key to embracing differences, students say
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More than 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that “on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Today, as communities pause to remember the man who led the civil rights movement, students say we’ve come so far as a country but there’s still further to go before that dream is fully realized, even in a high school cafeteria. “When it comes to the social atmosphere and the social activities, that’s kind of where it separates,” Gainesville High senior Lauren Carter said.