Is the Dream Realized and the Struggle over?

Topics: United States, Pledge of Allegiance, Martin Luther King, Jr. Pages: 2 (687 words) Published: December 10, 2012
“Is the Dream Realized and the Struggle Over?”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that one day human beings would look past skin color and accept one another as equals. We live in a nation where, some of the population has yet to acknowledge the great contributions that African Americans have to society and we get more recognition for doing what is wrong than when we do what is right. It was only 4 years ago that the first black president, Barack Obama, was elected. This is only the beginning, the struggle is not over. I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for most of us… Isn’t the United States supposed to be the land of the free? The problem is: some of us think that the Dream only included blacks, but it includes everyone. Almost 50 years ago Dr. King stated in his I Have a Dream speech that “… all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing … "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" ” His dream has only partially been fulfilled and still needs to be pressed forward. We have not yet reached a point where people are judged by their work ethic or the content of their character, and it’s my peers and I who suffer. The one thing this country does have is freedom to express what you feel, vote, and a democracy; the only thing it doesn’t have is true justice. Race, age, gender, economic status, sexuality, etc., are the reasons why some of us are underpaid, denied jobs, & not accepted into certain colleges; it is still the reason why some of my peers struggle to be successful. This is a matter that has yet to be changed in the past couple of years.

Though the dream has been realized, it will take a long time for it to come to pass. Dr. King’s dream requires thought and fair judgment while most people would much rather...
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