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Martin Luther king once said I have a dream that one day thisnation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We holdthese truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal MrKing was a very influential person in fighting against discriminationIt is a painful and an unacceptable issue no matter what kind ofdiscrimination it may be Whether gender racial social or any otherkind of discrimination is wrong and detestable For instance racialdiscrimination was very severe in the past It caused segregation amongthe whites and the blacks Also whites wanted to be dominant and inpower they feared for themselves that that would change with blacksentering society After the civil war millions of formerly enslaved AfricanAmericans hoped to join the larger society as full and equal citizensAlthough some whites welcomed them others used peoples ignoranceracism and self interest to spread racial divisions By 1990 new lawsand old customs in the North and South states of America had created asegregated society that treated Americans of color to second classcitizenship They were separated from whites by law in transportationpublic accommodations prisons armed forces schools and churches Itwas an unfair yet unavoidable part of life for black people Secondly white people considered themselves to be dominant andpowerful They wanted to stay in that position and have everything undertheir control All the positions belonged to white people in thegovernment in society and in every aspect of life No one other thanwhite people ever reached those positions They considered the blacksnot worthy of such responsibility and they were frowned upon Thats howthings worked back in the day And black people were forced to endurethis discrimination and being mistreated because no body dared todiscuss it and stayed quiet in order to avoid trouble These two examples really show to what extent
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