What Would Dr.King Think Of The Status For Civil Rights Today?

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Forty-five years ago, a great man was assassinated. A man who fought tirelessly for civil rights. Who fought not with his hands, but with his words. A man who was put in prison because he believed that everyone, no matter what the color of your skin was, deserved equal rights. Everyone deserved to be treated fairly. Everyone deserved to be able to eat, where they chose to eat. Drink water, where they chose to drink water. Sit where they chose to sit, without being bounded by a sign that said “Whites only”. This man had hopes, he had aspiration, and he had a goal for America. This great man had a dream. He was not able to see his dreams carry out however. So what would Dr. King think about the status of civil rights today, were he still alive? We can never be entirely sure, what his thoughts would be, but with Dr. King’s words, and hopes for what he wanted the future of America to be like, we can say that were Martin Luther King Jr. alive today he would be happy, but this happiness would be to an extent.
Dr.King once said in his great “I have a Dream” speech that “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood”. Today there are no longer any segregated schools, and white children and black children are able to befriend each other. Dr. King also said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”, Today America has its first black president. Both races are able to receive the same education, and the same hope for a better life, and both races are given the opportunity to live the American dream. This part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech is being achieved by many parts of the world. However racism has not yet been diminished.
Many Americans have stated that they have either been deprived of jobs, or been treated unfairly do to; the color of their skin, their nationality, gender or their religion. Many Americans are also highly upset on the death of the young man, Trayvon Martin, who was shot by a white security guard on February 26, 2012. Numerous people believe that the reason he fatally shot the young man was due to his distaste for black people, and not the other reasons the man claims he shot the boy. Based on Dr. King’s firm beliefs that “All men are to be treat fairly” we can then believe that Dr. King would not be fully satisfied with this circumstance today. Currently in America the...

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