Martin Luther King Racial Inequality

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“We are no longer slaves, but we sure aren’t free!” (Pat’s Justice) This line was by an African-American poet I heard speak about racial inequality and injustice he had faced growing up in an unprivileged neighborhood. Racism and discrimination remains to try to pierce through the skin of many throughout the globe. Although cultural diversity breeds through our country, generations of immigrants and their children still may feel unwanted in the United States while they are citizens here. People to this day have faced ignorance because of their pigmentation of their skin and ethnical backgrounds. Born and raised in California, I dealt with social issues from peers because of the color of my skin and religious beliefs. Swayed by the marvelous…show more content…
There was segregation and lack of simple racial equality. A doctor would proceed to the back of the bus regardless of skin color. This segregation was existent in schools, restaurants, and many more social environments. This led King to engage in many civil rights movements which helped him gain a popularity across the globe. Furthermore, King had much to say to a large crowd of some 250,000 people all gathered in the nation’s capitol. Martin Luther King Jr 's, “I Have a Dream,” speech delivered great exigency through its focus on the social times in which he delivers his speech. He calls for a social change throughout his speech. “One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.”(King Jr., Martin Luther) “The chains of discrimination are used as a metaphor as to how the African American people have been enduring calamity.”(Alvarez, Alexandrea) holding He grabbed the crowd’s attention by first describing their negative living situation in…show more content…
This flourishes through the emotions of the people as they all wish for social justice and inequality. Of course, he mentions this while emotions flood through their hearts. “This We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.” (King Jr., Martin Luther) This is a prime example of the answers that flooded through the hearts of the people. Although this answered the answers of the whites, it definitely gave a great reason for the blacks to be riled up and demand for a
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