Since the creation of the United States of America in the late 1700s, it has been known as the "Land of Opportunity". Even as a British colony in the 1600s, the USA had a reputation as a place to escape poverty and religious persecution. However until the 1970s, the "Opportunity" which existed in America was only available to white people. Not surprisingly, the majority of immigration which existed in America prior to the 1970s, came from Europe. The only non-white people in America prior to the 1970s were African slaves and their descendants. The native Amerindians, who were relegated to reservations by the late 1800s. There were a handful of Chinese, Japanese, and Mexicans in America. However most of these people were brought over as laborers to work on railroads in the West, during the late 1800s. While the only bar to equal treatment for "ethnic" Europeans (Germans, Italians, Greeks, etc.) was their ability to speak English. Non-White Americans were subjected to Slavery & Apartheid (calling Jim Crow what it really was). SInce the early 1900s African American fought to bring an end to Aparheid. This was evident through the legal battles of the NAACP, and writing campaigns like Ida B Well's Anti-Lynching articles. Several lawsuits in the early 1900s would set the ground work for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s & 60s. During these years, the protest, the lawsuits, the blood spilled by African Americans like: Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Fannie Lou Hamer, Medgar Evers, (and to many others to mention) brought a end to American Apartheid. By the 1970s it was no longer legal to discriminate in America based on one's race, color, creed, religion, or national origin. America was now truly a land of opportunity for all people. Not surprisingly since the 1970s the numbers of Asian, Arab, Indian, and Latino (from all over South America & the Spanish Caribbean), immigrants to the US have numbered in the millions. Non-black "ethnic" minorities have benefited greatly from the African American inspired and fought Civil Rights Movement. Many people might argue that they have benefited more than African Americans. Yet how many of these people celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday? Why do I only see African Americans (and occasionally a white intergrationalist) giving TV interviews about what Dr. King means to them? Why are there no Asian, Arab, Indian, or Latino stores with a picture of Dr. King? Do they appreciate that it literally took the spilling of black blood for non-white people to have rights in America? Do they realize what the Civil Rights Movement did for them? If the answer to all of these questions is NO, then what do we do about it?