Monday, November 26, 2012

Exploration 10

A quote in the letter that struck me the most would be when King said, "We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." When I read this I started to think about how different races and people achieved freedom around the world. I realized that achieving freedom was never easy and always has some sort of a price. The black community went through a lot of pain to achieve the freedoms they have today. America had to go through a war to become free from Britain's control.
            His writing style is very educated. Most African Americans could not afford education or were not permitted to receive an education because of the separation of races. Finding a school that allowed an African American and had a good educational system must have been extremely difficult during his time period.
            I believe racism is still a big problem today. Not as much with the African American community, but more with the Muslim and Indian communities. Ever since 9/11, America has come to fear them. When an Indian looking person gets onto a plane, a lot of the people become nervous, especially if it is their first time flying. 

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