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Racism! White supremacy! A slow running lava that comes from a volcano that doesn’t want to stop erupting. This is the America that I am seeing from the outside and from the pages of the chapter that just gripped a hold of me. Modern times has not taken away the deep hatred that lies in the very souls of the Anglo-Saxon race, I still see it every day in society and the United States still oppresses the ‘black’ race to this day; it doesn’t matter if you’re brown, light brown, yellow or pink, once you’re not white, you’re considered ‘black’ and treated accordingly. Langston Hughes said it best in his poem with the first line and the last line: “What happens to a dream deferred?” “Or does it explode?” A dream of having all the liberties that a human being is deserving of is deferred. The government worked tirelessly to ensure that black people stay suppressed, if anything they wanted the ‘black’ race to revolt, this would then justify their
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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