Essay about Martin Luther King Jr.

1279 Words Oct 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Martin Luther King Jr, one of the greatest orators that American has ever had is well known for his fight against racism in the United States of America. During his life, Luther King led the black Americans as well as other like-minded Americans of all other races to reject the racist mistreatment that the Black people were going through under the hands of the white Americans. In his speech that he made in 1963, Martin Luther King stated clearly that “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin by the content of their character.”-Martin Luther King Jr. (Walenta, 1995). This was his dream that one of the fine days, America will stop trading along racial lines and treat each and every person, whether black or white equally and with equal respect. The story of Racism in the world dates back to the early centuries that saw slave trade thrive in many parts of the world. This means that racism has existed throughout the human history. It may be defined as hatred of one person by another person because of the skin color, language, beliefs, customs or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic background and nature of that person (League, 2001). It is sad and demoralizing that in this 21st century, the United States of America, being a nation that many other nations look up upon for guidance, is still having racism in the labour industry, schools and in its society. The racism cases are…

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