Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963 could be dubbed as one of the most famous speeches of the 20th century. In a short amount of time, King covered an incredible amount of ground while proposing so much, and voicing his dreams for the future. In 1963, Dr. King had the hopes that blacks would be able to join the forces of whites, throughout all aspects of society, not only as friends but brothers. He had a dream that one day public transportation systems, water fountains, schools, benches would no longer be segregated; that blacks and whites could be among each other with equal equality. He had a dream that one day blacks would be able to have that American opportunity straight from birth, not to automatically be at a disadvantage from the day they are brought ...view middle of the document...
Judged simply by the color of their skin and difference of their features, it is quite outrageous how we simply toss members of human society to the corner as if they are dirt. He also brings up how our country prides itself on equal opportunity and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but still does not grant as equal of rights to people of color. The government may speak of this American dream, but only allows it to apply to the white dominated members of our nation.
Action must be taken, but peaceful and lasting action. Addressing these issues and really making the black voice heard to the government, to the people, must be taken with constant demonstrations such like this one. He wanted the blacks to remember to never resort to any sort of physical violence, to not judge the entire white population based upon the racism of many, and to “not drink from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” They cannot walk alone, and due to the presence of many whites, they are no longer alone. They cannot be viewed as violent savages but a group of people who constantly make a pledge to move forward no matter the amount of pressing and discouraging racism.
In my opinion, a vast majority of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream has come true. There are always going to be racist people and you can’t make that go away. Society is not perfect and never will be. But black people have a tremendous amount of opportunity that they haven’t had before and many people of color, more notably President Barack Obama, hold extremely powerful and leading positions to our country. I believe in order to stay true to Dr. King’s wishes, society must constantly continue to move forward, and even though a large collection of today’s black population still sit in areas of extreme poverty, the African American people have come an extremely long way since that historical hot day back in 1963.