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THANK YOU MLK!

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This in not ancient history. Some will have you believe that it is and that we need to move on and forget. That our struggle NO longer exist. Unfortunately the struggle is now within ourselves more so than the struggles that meet us in our day to day lives. Yet, those struggles are very much present in today's society. So in the spirit of the good doctor. I will not make this a debate. 

 

I ask you to take 17 minutes to appreciate what this GREAT man was trying to accomplish. That we as people must come together and unite. So listen for a moment and remember the legacy of a man that gave his life for our civil rights. 

 

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Aug 28, 2013

Thanks for posting this man. Great moment in history. 

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RatchetH22 wrote:

Thanks for posting this man. Great moment in history. 


Thank you for taking the time to remember. Just 50 years ago today. 

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As a history major, it's what I do. This was a major point in America's history. It's my duty to honor a great man. 

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I find a lot of current government policies actually go against MLK's dream of judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.   Affirmative action is the most glaring example of the institutional racism that MLK spoke out against.    I also feel badly that so many people of all races hold such prejudicial views of others based on skin color.  So many people, regardless of their race,  seem to have some negative pre-conceived notion about races that are not their own.

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RatchetH22 wrote:

As a history major, it's what I do. This was a major point in America's history. It's my duty to honor a great man. 


It's funny how certain subjects are thought to be useless later in life. One being history. But to quote a fictional movie 

"It is the doom of men that they forget". 

 

 

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I don't live in the US but I appreciate what this guy did.
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He was a great person. May he rest in peace

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PLYMCO_PILGRIM wrote:

I find a lot of current government policies actually go against MLK's dream of judging people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.   Affirmative action is the most glaring example of the institutional racism that MLK spoke out against.    I also feel badly that so many people of all races hold such prejudicial views of others based on skin color.  So many people, regardless of their race,  seem to have some negative pre-conceived notion about races that are not their own.


Agreed. We always hear about blatant racism where people will use insults and slurs. But people do not pay attention to how the government tries to cure racism with racism. MLK preached that we should be judged by the content of our character. If we are to not be judged by our skin, let those who work towards a good college get it. 

 

But, yeah, MLK is an important figure in American history and deserves the recognition.


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Truly, he was the kind of man that comes along maybe one or twice a generation. During a time when a race war seemed inevitable, he preach peace and tolerance for all peoples. It is a shame that such people normally end up dying well before their time.
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