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Quinnipiac Poll: Virginians split on if MLK's dream realized

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Traveling from Harlem, New York Monday morning, the Richards family came to D.C. to see the memorial of the man who made history nearly fifty years ago to the day.

“I wasn't here during the March on Washington and I have children now so I thought it was a good time to come see it,” says Adrienne Richards.

This comes as a new poll shows Virginians are divided on whether we've realized the dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of in his iconic speech five decades ago.

According to the Quinnipiac poll, today 45 percent of people believe they're still judged by the color of their skin, 44 percent they're judged by the content of their character.

The poll though shows people in the commonwealth have hope for the future.

Sixty percent of the more than 1,500 polled said they believe their children will live in a time where people are judged by the content of their character while just 30 percent believe people will still be judged by skin color.

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