Mark Twain's Speech: Are Humans Good Or Good?

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In Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech he says“ I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality...I believe that unarmed truth and uncondtional love will have the final word.” he does not believe that Man is forced to be involved in racism and war, also society cannot come together and the only way the community can come together is to start respecting each other. In the picture provided, he is not just with african american but also white americans showing how they can be apart of the movement. Mark Twain is wrong, man is not born cruel they choose to be. At birth mankind is not cruel or evil. In the article “Are we naturally good or bad?” Tom Stafford article showed “experiments carried out at Yale University in the U.S. used these measures to look at babies minds. The results suggest that even the youngest humans have a sense of right and wrong, and furthermore, an instinct to prefer good over evil.” because the babies intent is to be good and does not want to be evil. it shows that babies natural instinct is to become good, but society image can easily corrupt ones view to become cruel. “Infants were given the choice of reach for either the helping or hindering shape, and it turned out they were more likely to reach for the helper.”(Stafford) the baby instinct is to help, not cause destruction. Babies are new to the world and they want

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