Racism In The Life Of Buddha

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Who will to think about when you hear the word of “racism”? Martin Luther King, one of the most famous people who against the discrimination in America. Every human being has a need to achieve fulfillment and live peaceful and satisfying life with those around them. The Life of Buddha analyzes the tale of one of Siddhartha Gautama and the journey he took to achieve enlightenment leading to his being known as the Buddha which translates to the awakened one. The life of a Buddhist requires one to live in a middle way, not to luxurious and not in poverty (Kohn). There are various factors that hinder individuals from living fulfilled their lives. Living a fully human life means making choices that are meant to make our lives delighted. The choices that make our lives happy should include having a healthy lifestyle, to riding ourselves of negative influences and shunning any form of discrimination such as racism. In order to live a fully human in the …show more content…
The civil rights movement was developed with a point to establishing equal rights for all people in America. The movement suffered a great deal in their quest to obtain the same rights that the white majority in the country enjoyed. They fight for their rights in order to obtain equality. It did not seem far that the African American community had gone to war for their country only for them to return and be treated as lower class people. Also, the passing of the civil rights act was the first step to equality for the minority groups in the United States. Even though the first step passed, it is hard to change minds on racism as Bobo states, “Nonetheless, despite a marked increase in their support for formal racial equality, whites remain quite reluctant to support federal policies that would bring about these goals” (Bobo). The long-standing concept of racial discriminations makes them difficult to accept blacks at

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