Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

1217 Words May 16th, 2016 null Page
“Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men’s thoughts, to speak other men’s words, to follow other men’s habits.” Walter Bagehot. Racism continues to slither through the minds of millions. The public and media only fuel biased opinions of a certain people to think a certain way. There may never be a world where every person can accept each other; however, there could be a world where human beings can treat each other with respect. Humans are creatures of habit. Change is sometimes difficult for many to accept fully. Although the past ways of the world tend to linger into the future, there are many people trying to introduce innovative ideas on the way of life. Harriet Tubman wanted a change and a free world for everyone so she made a difference. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world greatly for African Americans, but sadly he was not fully up and running during the time of this book. In Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son, Wright portrays a stereotypical African American man, Bigger Thomas, from the early nineteen thirties. Bigger is an angry African American living in pool of fear. He did not have a person to ensure him a happy life or even a chance for one. Racist America created the menace that is Bigger thomas and sometimes unfortunately, the way someone is brought up can influence greatly in the future they hold. Bigger lived in urban Chicago during the Great Depression. His family lived in a…

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