Martin Luther King Legacy Analysis

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On January 26, 2016, I went to an uncommon hour hearing of “What is Dr. King’s Legacy Today” presented by two professors and three Franklin and Marshall College students. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in speaking truth to power, standing up against racial injustices, ending fear within the black community, mitigating the effects of white supremacy on the black people, and creating a safe, caring, and unified environment where every individual had the power of voice. He gave his people the audacity to fight for their humanistic fundamental right, to dictate their own lives, to peruse his dream, and to create a safe space for those seeking emancipation.
Around the 1960’s, the time he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, his legacy
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Although we still celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy, we don’t celebrate it with the same attitude as if we lived during the rise of his leadership. In the society we live in currently, so many other important issues have transpired ever since his reign and so many new questions about the betterment of our societies have been raised, that in a way, the more contemporary issues have outcompeted the issues raised by Dr. King in the …show more content…
However, the Vietnam War in other nations is known as the Resistance War against America. From the perspective of the United States, what they thought they did seemed relatively appropriate, even if other nations perceived their actions as inappropriate. Another example that one can argue created a major ordeal in the world today can be historically taken back to the series of Soviet-Afghan war in the 18 century between the Afghans and the Soviets. The intervention of the United States was initially sought as a way to help the Afghan mujahedeen’s (soldiers) to wage war against the Soviet Union. However, the main reason for the U.S intervention was for their own vain reason; to stop the spread of Communism. After the War, majority of the wise, elder men ruling Afghanistan died in belligerence leaving a bunch of 14 year old angry children without families, education, and any sort of communication with the outside world. This left an open window for others to influence the minds of these young children with extreme religious practices. The U.S left the Afghans with nothing but a vehemence of hatred. From the societal views of the U.S, they helped the Afghans, but from the Afghan view, the U.S exacerbated the issue and left the Afghan people without any resources with which they could

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