Critical Reading Journal 5

Critical Reading Journal 5 - Smith 1 Danny Smith Professor...

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Smith 1 Danny Smith Professor Monteon Dimension of Culture 19 November 2010 Critical Reading Journal 5: Where Do We Go From Here? In “Selections from Where Do We Go From Here? Where are We? ,” Martin Luther King Jr. evaluates the progress of the decade-long civil rights movement and directs how to further improve upon the status of the African American to attain their long awaited equality. He claims that the passing of legal laws is only the beginning to the struggle for economic equality and that though the laws for equality are there, segregation and discrimination still exist. Dr. King attacks the structure of the United States society, asserting that the problem of inequality is embedded within the economic system and does not allow African Americans to transcend to full equality. He claims that the dominant culture only fought to treat African Americans “with a degree of decency, not of equality.” (196) The fight for equality must not only be passed into law, but implemented into
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