Analysis Of The American Dream: For Whites Only By Martin Luther King

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As a result of these actions, the concept of human dignity arises, which is clearly lacking as blacks do not receive any degree of respect from whites. Though with an achieved American dream, blacks will have their intrinsic rights respected, valued and receive ethical treatment from whites. Moreover, Martin Luther King in his speech says “ We cannot be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by a sign stating: ‘For Whites Only’ ” , this denotes that the American dream is incomplete without human dignity. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to realise their American dream and work towards achieving it. Moving on, Mama continues to give Cassie a lesson and somehow informs Cassie that the American dream is what they should strive to achieve. For, she says “…we have no choice of what colour we are born or who our parents are or whether we are rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over…show more content…
Taylor and Martin Luther King Jr use to describe situations of astonishing difficulty and gravity to illuminate equality, human dignity and the American dream in the “black” culture. Will we ever reach an equilibrium point where the universe experiences an achieved American dream? I am possibly composing this essay with the same desire, to achieve my own American dream. From as far back as the nineteenth century, people strived and pushed to their parameters to attain this very same dream, some succeeded and unfortunately some did not. The American dream has a number of connotations which are clarified by the context intended including history, which the research mostly alludes to through language being the speech and literature being the novel. Therefore, what remains after all these is said and done is the need to be optimistic on one’s attaining the American dream while still acknowledging the past, as it plays an unavoidable and substantial role in our

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