Race Relations In Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream

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Race relations in America have not gotten better since Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Circa fifty one years ago, more than two hundred thousand whites and blacks gathered in Washington, D.C. August 23, 1963 was the day that all those blacks and whites thought that the tide would change for the better. He gathered all those people to talk passionately about civil rights; all people disregarding skin color should be treated equally. He was also fighting for all the blacks who had been turned down for jobs because of their skin color, who could not drink out of the same water fountains as whites, and who could not even receive the same level of education as white people. Martin Luther King was tired of the discrimination and…show more content…
The government began to create laws that prohibited discrimination between races. However, even with the new laws created, there was still discrimination happening. The government allowed African Americans to go to school, but they would not provide them with as valuable supplies or educations as they did the whites. The government also began to allow them to work, but they did not receive as superb benefits or pay as the whites. All people should be presented with the same amount on opportunities. As King stated, “‘We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one.’” King means that African Americans should not be the only ones suffering in the world or be in poverty; sadly, this has been the case for many years now. The government could not force people to stop discriminating against blacks sense racial discrimination dates back far into history; racial discrimination has been around for years and it will not disappear…show more content…
African Americans are saying that the only reason Brown was shot was because he was a black man and whites are saying that the only reason that this incident is being broadcasted everywhere is because he was an African American. Race has nothing to do with this incident; people are ignorant and still act superior to one another. If this was a shooting where a black man shot a black man or a white man shot another white man, then it is almost guaranteed that the whole world would not know about it. This racial discrimination incident is based off of African Americans who have extremely lower incomes and the whites that dominate City Councils and police departments like the ones in Ferguson. If racial discrimination did not still exist, then whites would not be blaming African Americans for all the damage done in the area. Whites say that they account for almost every shooting and disaster. That is not the case, white people can be just as destructive, it is just not broadcasted everywhere because white people appear to be superior and better than African Americans. Martin Luther King tried to change people 's thinking on this and although it could be worse racial discrimination still exists and probably always
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