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Unformatted text preview: France. Comparing Vietnam with African Americans before their rights, King says, “We were taking the young black men who had been crippled by our society and sending them 8000 miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in Southwest Georgia and East Harlem. So we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching Negro and white boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable to seat them together in the same schools. So we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would never live on the same block in Detroit.” Here is a prime example that King offers. How could America strip some people of their rights, and only unite them when they are killing other nations for fraudulent reasons? Oppression is a key issue in which America needs to rethink, both nationally and internationally....
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- Fall '09
- Luther King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.