I'm proud to announce that today, August 28th, was one of history's greatest demonstrations for freedom in the history of our nation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr stood in front of millions who believed in his vision, thoughts and ideologies at the nation's capital in Washington D.C. during his legendary "I Have A Dream" speech. Voicing his mind on the inhumane and savage treatment towards Blacks in his era, his stance wasn't just for true freedom - but for natural human rights for every race. Even despite the challenges placed on the African-American community back then.
Here were the dreams of Martin Luther King during that speech:
- And 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, the 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 made 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."
As amazing as these dreams are, here are three we wish he would've had in addition:
Equal or Fair Trialing in The Judicial System
Too many times do we see the difference between how whites are put on trial for crimes v.s. Blacks in America. The offense will be the same, and for some reason, the African American man/woman will get a harder sentence than the latter. This leads to millions of blacks spending their lives in jail for something that could've resulted in better fair judgement towards a second chance to straighten up.
Equal education opportunites
Shouldn't education be standardized across the board? More well-off communities have a better curriculum and updated textbooks for higher learning. While the poorer communities have a weaker curriculum that doesn't prepare our children and teens for the world with outdated tools that don't apply in modern times. Should money really be a factor before college in regards to education?
Reparations For African Americans
We've seen the Jews and Japanese get reparations for the massive mistreatment throughout history's timeline. Wait a minute... Where are the reparations for the Blacks? Out of all races, African-Americans struggled and suffered the most throughout various areas the timeline of existence. Millions of Blacks lost their lives to the hands of slavery. Why have we been excluded?
Dr. King had an amazing dream which actually came true. Could you imagine a modern day America if he dreamed these too? Share your thoughts below - what do you think?