I Have a Dream
Today race has become a sensitive issue. People have forgotten the difference between discrimination and racism, basically merging the two into one. Discrimination, reverse discrimination, racism, reverse racism is heard almost every day. It appears in almost every subject matter today. Everything from color, religion, wages, money, jobs and more are attacked every day. It does not take much to get some people riled up. If someone uses the word “them” or “those people” the fight is on. Do I think Dr. King would be happy with how things have evolved since his “I have a dream” speech? My opinion would be racist depending on who was interpreting it, that’s my point, peoples points of view varies. History is very slippery and easily lost and forgotten, so it is the remembrance of the content that needs to be accelerated, not just the focus on Dr. King’s holiday and great achievements. I think he would have been pleased with some changes and changed his views to a certain degree. I think he may have started looking at certain groups of people and their personal situations regarding education, financial standing, and employment status within the individuals not the race. The changes the country has seen since his speech have been abundant. I don’t think his actions were just a black movement of equality that he was pushing for. I do think that’s what it has turned in to. What about every other age, race, and gender minority? Statistically, the graduation numbers for black males are dismal, and undeniably pathetic. The nation graduates only 47% of black males who enters the 9th grade. The support and infusion of federal money will not stop the trajectory of black males who drop out. That has been backed up by statistics and argued by circumstances. The Rochester City School District (RCDS) in NY did a study. The study looked at districts that enrolled 10,000 or more black students. In 2006, there were a total of 1,208 black males...
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