Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

1010 Words Nov 30th, 2016 5 Pages
In his speech “Impasse on Race Relations,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence and peaceful protest to a group of Canadian college students. His arguments, although clear and logical, are now outdated. Black Americans and white people no longer “collaborate for human dignity.”

Dr. Martin Luther King was a very wise man. I, along with anyone, could tell that he was intelligent as I read this speech. He presented his arguments in a very clear and logical way. For example, in the passage he presented his audience with two logical questions about rioting cause and effect. After making the audience think, Dr. King answered the questions with just as logical reasoning. His clear and logical arguments, paired with confidence and determination, brought about hope within the African American community.

In this 1968 speech, Martin Luther King Jr. brought his people together through the topic of the Underground Railroad. This part of his lecture told readers to have hope, but to take action on that hope in a nonviolent way. These are logical statements and are backed up by the freedom gained by the blacks who used the Underground Railroad. However, African American people of today do not even care about the freedom that their ancestors fought and escaped for. To me it seems as though all the black majority cares about is causing a scene. That is one of the reasons why I believe that Dr. King’s arguments are now irrelevant.

Throughout the entirety of the speech Dr. King…

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