“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
When MLK delivered the words above in 1963, he likely never imagined how the vision would play out in the advertising industry. As previously noted, today’s adland applauds progress via the sons of former slave-owners and the daughters of former slave-owners sitting down together at the table of brotherhood-sisterhood—as co-conspirators who perpetuate delaying, diverting and denying the dream. Meanwhile, the sons and daughters of former slaves are waiting to be seated.