Perspective on Color and Race from a Child's Eye Essay

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When children come into the world they are not born hating anyone, in fact they are born completely helpless and dependent on another person to care for them. Children are also dependent on others to learn. They come into this world needing to feel protected and loved, so why do we teach them to hate? Why not instead teach them to love? There are many things that will need to change in our society to dismantle racism; however it will need to start with our children. My paper will show who is oppressed, who is oppressing, and will compare and contrast what has happened in history, and to where we will need to start to end racism.
I Have a Dream
Dr. Martin Luther King in his “I have a dream speech” stated that now is the time to rise
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When children come into the world they are not born hating anyone, in fact they are born completely helpless and dependent on another person to care for them. Children are also dependent on others to learn. They come into this world needing to feel protected and loved, so why do we teach them to hate? Why not instead teach them to love? There are many things that will need to change in our society to dismantle racism; however it will need to start with our children. My paper will show who is oppressed, who is oppressing, and will compare and contrast what has happened in history, and to where we will need to start to end racism.
I Have a Dream
Dr. Martin Luther King in his “I have a dream speech” stated that now is the time to rise above and to ban segregation and to give justice to all of God’s children (King 1963). Although Mr. King did not mean children literally as in human beings under the age of 18, I believe it starts at that point. In his speech he also stated that we cannot walk alone in the fight for freedom, meaning that people of all color need to unite to fight for freedom. Uniting people of color involves children as well. Children learn by example. If their parents are fighting for what they believe in, chances are their children will as well.
Children Are Born Innocent. When children come into the world they are completely and helplessly dependent on someone to care for them. They rely on that person to make choices that involve what foods to