Week 7 - Just like the Civil War and World War II, Martin...

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Just like the Civil War and World War II, Martin Luther King Jr. knew that African Americans fighting in the Vietnam War would not affect the way they were treated. Although King Jr. was against the Vietnam War for many different reasons, it is pretty understandable, especially why an African American would stand up against the war. What I think is not fair for the blacks, and I’m pretty sure most people would agree with, is that they were not allowed to eat, sit, or drink next to whites; yet, the U.S. government would urge blacks and whites to unite together to fight for their country. Martin Luther King Jr. stated that the government was: “taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and east Harlem” (King: Importance of Vietnam par 2). King Jr. was also very disappointed with the government not keeping their
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