Sunday, September 11, 2016

Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"



https://newsela.com/articles/speeches-mlk-dream/id/18161/

Summary: This article is about Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a Dream Speech". Mr.King wanted to make his world better by letting all the people have rights, especially his own people (African Americans). He tried over and over again until he got what he wanted for his people. He wanted segregation, racism, and slavery to end for everyone. This was his dream. King wanted not only a better life for him, but all his people that lived with him. Then, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free all the slaves. Yet, 100 years later, these slaves were still not free. There is still segregation existing, and they are still being discriminated because they are black. King fought for something he got, but still exists. His dream came true, but then went back to the old thing.

Connection: This article connects to something today like the "Black Lives Matter" movement. This movement has expressed how racist our world is today by all the murders that occurred throughout this movement. African Americans are almost always a target to white police officers for no reason. Today, we can clearly see that not everyone has the rights they are supposed to have. This applies mostly to African Americans because they are always being targeted for the color of their skin. They are being treated how their kind was treated back in the days, and it is supposed to be the opposite. We all should have equal rights because supposedly we are "free" in the U.S. So, with this being said, this article does connect to this movement a lot because African Americans are not treated as equal as everyone else, which they should be.

Question: Why can't white people drop their hatred towards the African American's and come together as one nation ?



8 comments:

  1. I believe that there will always be people that are racist and people who don't except others for what they believe or who they are. I also believe that everyone has the right to be free and everyone should be treated the same no matter race, male or female. If you live in the US and are a citizen you should live free and be able to believe in what you would like. On the inside everyone is the same, but i think we all need to stop just being an audience and start coming to together and become an army.!!

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  2. This is a great article, but it is not a current event.

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  4. I think that there will sadly always be racism and discrimination. Not everyone in the world grows up in a diverse place and is taught PC things. Even our parents generation in the bay area was completely racist. It may take many generations for humans in general to become nicer to everyone.

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  5. I believe that it's hard for people to drop racism because it is so deeply rooted in our history. This is evident in the amount of immigration acts that prevented people of other races to come into the United States. There is always going to be a group of people who think they are superior to other races because of our history. Unless everyone can understand that the color of one's skin has nothing to do with what type of person they are, there will always be racism.

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  6. I think that it is hard for something like racism to die down especially because it has been around for such a long time. Everyone grows up with prejudices that are so strong that it would be difficult to learn otherwise. We are a collective group of people who live with racism and discrimination day to day. Racism is difficult to ignore; however, most people know that as long as there are ignorant people in this world, racism will always be a part of our lives.

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  7. I think people can't drop their hatred to African Americans, because they grew up with people who were racist and it is sort of like a "tradition".

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