Civil Rights Continue Presently

I have moved around the country for the majority of my life, most recently hailing from Washington State, one of the absolute whitest places, as far as I’m concerned, on the planet. I went to a public high school where I could probably count the entire African American and Hispanic population on two hands. Though the majority of the people there have no notion of racial diversity, and therefore racial discrimination, you can still see Dr. King’s impact reverberate through the gay rights movement that is taking place now, specifically in Washington. Dr. King represented a peaceful, though perceptible, end to discrimination of all types, and his methods and ideologies are prevalent even today, as with the gay rights movement. Discrimination will continue to manifest itself for generations to come in unsightly ways, preying on the vulnerable and oppressed, but with Martin Luther King Junior’s ever-relevant example, we know that we are armed against it and are able to combat it, forever in hope of achieving peaceful equality for all.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a large impact on me. There are still certain places in my hometown where you can see what it was like before the movement. There is a certain produce market where they have separate water fountains and bathrooms for blacks. However, they do not use them separately anymore because of the impact of Martin Luther King. Now, my town is very diverse and I was able to attend schools that were very diverse. I had a chance to learn about different people and their cultures because of the diversity of the schools I attended. Without the work of Martin Luther King I would not be able to say this about the town I grew up in.

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