Injustice In Martin Luther King

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“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make justice a reality for all God’s children.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and a widely known leader during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He is most famous for his iconic I Have a Dream speech which was given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. King expressed the many ways that African Americans have experienced racial discrimination and ends his speech talking about his dream for equality of all races. One of the themes that had the most impact on everyone was justice. In the world today there are many ways people are being looked down upon including their religious beliefs, a person having a disability, or a person’s financial state. Although it has been fifty-five years since his famous speech, there is still injustice today and three of the most common are racial profiling, sexual orientation, and gender. To continue, one major way …show more content…

Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech he stated “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it’s creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Many people have been judged for their sexual orientation including a woman named Rose Saxe who was taught that being homosexual is “shameful, disgusting, and deviant.”Another way injustice is still being shown today is discriminating a person because if one’s gender. On July 26, 2017 current U.S. President Donald Trump, announced that transgenders could no longer serve in the military because American forces could not support the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” of the service members. In Dr. King’s speech he proclaims that he dreams of justice for everyone. The discrimination that is taking place in this nation does not portray the gift of equality in which everyone has been

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