Martin Luther King's Speech: The Power Of Language

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Language is the most powerful tool of communication in this world, with language we are able to create change. For instance Martin Luther King Jr is a man who created peace against racial oppression with he delivered his speech because of it he received a Nobel Prize. In his “I have a dream” speech, his words were inspirational when he spoke about equality. He said, “ Now is the time to make real promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.” (pg 302) This speech was given in 1963 yet today people of color are still being oppressed. The fight for accepting every human being for who they are is an ongoing battle. Language has created stereotypes towards each race that have made them look low. Racial oppression is a social…show more content…
Emotional pain can cause someone to fall into depression because words can hurt more than physical pain. With this type of pain it causes someone to feel down yet never to lose faith. Doctor King said, “ With this faith we will be able to work together, to play together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” The common emotion one feels with no change in society is anger, with angered people, they rise for the better. With that emotion people outraged for the change many people yearn for. Social oppression in this world is a problem that affects people physically, socially, and emotionally. People physically are left out in this world because of oppression, there has been many battles to have equality for all. Martin Luther King Jr fought during his life for equality yet the battle is ongoing. Socially people struggle to fit it yet they should not be working that hard because everyone should be accepted for who they are. Some people fall into depression because of the emotions caused with
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