Sunday, September 11, 2016
Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"
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 ?