Thus, for example, in the last Congress the Civil Rights Restoration Act was roundly, and rightly, criticized as the Racial Preference Act. They are disgusted with racialist leaders who adamantly press for such measures while ignoring, denying, or excusing the desperate plight of an isolated black underclass, especially in our urban centers. Much pro-abortion agitation about the “crisis” of teenage pregnancy thinly veils a desire to control and, if possible, reduce the black population—especially the lower part of the population that may turn out to be a “drain” on society.
It may not be bad that we are slow to elevate a historical figure to the status of national exemplar.
In 1983, Congress declared Martin Luther King Day to be a national holiday. King proposed that legalized racial discrimination contradicted fundamental propositions of the American experiment. But he said it with an almost singular power of persuasion.
King noticed that hatred, oppression, and the want for true freedom was still apparent throughout the country. During his time, desegregation of the South was viewed by many as an impossible task. King with ridicule, he ignored the negative and still strived to achieve his dream. King’s vision was always present and attempted in the years before him, but none proved to be successful due to strict laws created by southern officials. King used nonviolent methods of protest to not only move the hearts of mankind, but also to inspire youths to pursue their dreams and aspirations. King held many peaceful demonstrations including marches and sit-ins to bring about change.
Instead of sitting there waiting for change, he took action and sparked a revolution that had never been seen before in history. The main intent of the demonstrations was to get a point across peacefully, but some events lead to violence brought forth by the police force and racist organizations.
Racism may not be the main reason, but it is surely one reason, and it can in devious ways infect other reasons. King because they are ambivalent about the current form of the civil rights movement that is associated with his name.
Already in his lifetime, advocates of “black power” countered white racism with black racism, contending that blacks are indeed alien to an inherently oppressive “Amerika.” Today, with significant gradations of stridency, many black leaders who claim the mantle of Dr. The very term “civil rights” has come to be understood not as a cause opening America to a larger and more generous sense of community but as a militantly fraudulent form of special pleading. Most Americans do not take well to quotas and reverse discriminations designed to give additional advantage to those blacks who are already doing well. Not so readily recognized are the more recent manifestations of the racism of the left.The violence and hatred of some only created an everlasting hunger in Dr.King’s followers to keep pressing onward in reaching their goal. King and his followers came to the conclusion that they would no longer allow themselves to turn their backs from such oppression.However, it was not a fight, not literally, between people but a fight between injustice and justice acts and attitudes towards people.His reasoning behind going to Birmingham was “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” and, “what affects one directly affects all indirectly.” He compared himself to the Apostle Paul who left his village and ‘carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world’. Not since the Civil War had Americans been so compelled to face the most abiding sin of their corporate history. It is not only in the recognized fever swamps of extremism that one encounters Americans who never listened to Dr. They believe that blacks are inherently inferior and constitute a population basically alien to this society.In their view, laws of racial segregation were neither irrational nor unjust.Yes, but a society needs something like public piety—common symbols, stories, and rites that evoke respect, even reverence (although never worship). It was not, as some claim, throwing a sop to black Americans; it was raising a sign for all Americans. He made clear that his dream was a dream of and for America, not against America. Most Americans listened to his thesis, and knew he was right.Some of those who view history in the light of providential purpose did not hesitate to acclaim him as God’s instrument. King led this country to something like repentance and amendment of life, or at least to nobler resolve. King and the day set aside to honor his memory remain, as they say, controversial. We reject the claim that it is the only reason while readily acknowledging that one reason is racism. Letter from a Birmingham Jail gave the people an insight into the mind and his unwillingness to give up on his dream for better life and respect for ‘Negroes’. was a devoted Christian and refused to use cruel, demeaning words and unnecessary violence to get his points across to the people.Letter from a Birmingham Jail also gave insight into his personality and character. philosophy during the Civil Rights Movement was not only the use of no violence but to love every once without any biasness.