Washington August 23, 1968. Racism is probably the fist form of discrimination that is thought of. It is the belief that some people are inferior to others. Often times it’s in their school… It is believed racial slurs are just jokes but not to those who they are ridiculing.
Many are perpetrators of joking racism and usually feel that these types of jokes are harmless. They can be harmless and maybe at times funny but are also hurtful and degrading. Some of the biggest racists are those who don’t even know that they are and even deny it. In Kings day racism was much deeper. It was a livelihood for many people. They based their lives on haste and discrimination.
Today it may occur, but the majority of society does not base a lifestyle on hate and discrimination. Martin Luther King Jr. used a very effective, non-violent form of protest, which helped African Americans gain equal rights. These events led to many civil rights movements to develop throughout time until the present day: “Because of some of these boycotts… An example of this is “The largest ever non-violent protest in Washington August 23, 1968, where 200, 000 people attended (World Book Encyclopedia).” King was a great influence to the Civil Rights Movement.
Eventually the Civil Rights Movement let to some freedom for blacks, even though racism still exists today, and most laws were passed due to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The African-American community no longer has limited rights or segregation from society. People have grown closer to racial unity. Despite all of this, racism remains in the minds of people, and hate crimes, as well as white supremacist organizations, still exist. Martin Luther King Jr. played a major part in solving today’s problem, and will have an impact on what is to come.
"Come ova here and do yo work boy!"Did you address me with a sir boy?" This is something a racist white man or female might say to a young black boy in the South. How would one feel if they were treated differently just because of their race? Would it have immediate and long term effects on one's life? The two statements above are examples of how people talk to their labeled inferiors. In this ...
Even though racism has decreased rapidly in the past century because of King’s efforts, it still exists today and will continue to grow until all the roots of it are depleted.