Op-ed by King's wife opposing Prop 206

Who would have thought, 33 years after my husband, Martin Luther King Jr., uttered those words that their meaning would be distorted by supporters of the California Civil Rights Initiative, which would eliminate state affirmative action plans.

My husband unequivocally supported such programs. He did indeed dream of a day when his children would be judged by the content of their character, instead of the color of their skin. But he often said that programs and reforms were needed to hasten the day when his dream of genuine equality of opportunity -- reflected in reality, not just theory -- would be fulfilled.