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TODAY'S YOUTH KEEP MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S DREAM ALIVE

 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a quarter century after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, kids and teenagers are still talking about his dream of racial equality. Yet, of the nearly 10,000 kids and teenagers surveyed this week in the "I Have A Dream" Out of Our Minds poll on PRODIGY, 25 percent believe that his dream will not be realized within their lifetime. Only 19 percent think it will never be realized. Thirty-two percent feel that King's dream will be realized within their lifetime.
 Carrying on King's dream, young Americans hang out with people of many races and do not tolerate racism. Eighty percent say they feel comfortable in a multi-racial group of people. An overwhelming majority of PRODIGY members disapprove of racist jokes. Some kids and teenagers ignore the jokes while others take the extra step to correct their friends who tell racist jokes.
 Out of Our Minds takes the pulse of youth culture by surveying nearly 10,000 young PRODIGY members on a different topical issue each week. Kids and teenagers answer questions about the subjects that matter to them and then discuss and debate the issues in various online forums. A new Out of Our Minds poll goes live on the PRODIGY Service every Friday.
 The PRODIGY Service is America's most-used online network. It links two million members to a broad range of information and services, including shopping, bill paying, banking, brokerage and travel ticketing. Members can send personal messages, search an encyclopedia, select information such as news, weather, reports and stock quotes, and use hundreds of other educational and entertainment features.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: For a complete written account of the survey on racial equality, contact Lydia Trettis or Staci Strauss at 212-995-2200/
 /CONTACT: Lydia Trettis of Connors Communications, 212-995-2200 or Wendy Bronfin of Prodigy Services Company, 914-448-2502/


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