“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!
I have a dream that one day down in Alabama — with its vicious racists, with its Governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification — one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be plain and the crooked places will be made straight, “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”
Excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr’s. speech “I Have A Dream”
As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “I have a dream that my four children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”, and by saying this he made it clear that the character of any person is more important than what is on the outside of our person. Our skin color doesn’t define who we are or how we are as a person. They way we treat, speak, and act around or in front of people is what defines our character. Our skin color is just a characteristic, along with our hair color and eye color.
Diversity is something that is a very prominent issue in society today. Something that we should try to change. It cannot simply be changed with words and actions but with feelings and vibes. The more we try to stop the prejudice, it seems that more and more comes up within second making it very difficult to demolish. The longer we let it continue, without taking action, these issues among people in society trying to find their places without feeling as if they do not belong will continue to separate and divide us within our communities.