Martin Luther King had an important voice, with the ability to express how he felt about segregation and racial equality. He asked, and then proudly worked, for racial justice and an end to both war and poverty. Never raising a weapon to fight, Dr. King had used the power of nonviolence to his advantage. He was a man who had a passion to serve equity, and never lost interest in finding the end in these laws, concluding in discrimination.
At the end of 1964, Martin Luther King stated, “ … I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.” (from the Washington Post)
Dr. King had an extensive impact on segregation in the mid 1900’s, and even as people attempt to extinguish segregation and discrimination since then, it will always be an obstacle, as George Wallace once said, “Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” (1963)
If Martin Luther King was still living today, I believe that he would continue to work for segregation in the twenty-first century. Much is still in need of change in the modern day world. In schools, there is an effort to have racial equality. Thus far, this purpose has not yet been fulfilled. As statistics show “Across the country, 43 percent of Latinos and 38 percent of blacks attend schools where fewer than 10 percent of their classmates are white…” As this is, racial equality hasn’t been established in social occurrences either. As little as 15% of people considered “white” have stated that they have friends of a different race. (statistics from The Guardian, and New York Times)
If Martin Luther King were here today, I...