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Martin Luther King's Speech On Racism

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On August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr presented his dream during the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. This speech impacted lives everywhere, and it continues to cross people's mind when the topic of racism comes up. Everyone knew it was going to be a hard one to achieve but it didn't stop them from losing hope. Martin's dream was one that held enough power to quickly start becoming others dream too.. His goal was for every individual to be judged on their character, instead of their race. People of all cultures gathered around to support him in hopes that the country would finally have equality. They struggled with issues of segregation and inequality everyday, they saw Martin as a new light that could better the lives of different ethnic groups everywhere.
King’s dream of racial freedom hasn't been fulfilled. There’s been progress made, but there’s still a long way to go. Race is such an easy target. People have grown up around these ideas that any person of a different ethnicity is trouble. So many people look at blacks in fear because of the stereotype built up around them.. For instance, in an article written by Diana Hoang that goes over all the stereotypes surrounding different races, people claim Blacks to be “lazy people who don’t want to work and engage in illegal activities.” This isn’t true for all. A lot of Black Americans have a lot to offer, but never get the chance to express themselves. (Hoang, D. 2012)
Even whites who claim to be non
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