Journal 5

Journal 5 - Yip 1 Stacey Yip Professor Michael Monteon DOC...

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Yip 1 Stacey Yip Professor Michael Monteon DOC 1: Diversity, Section B02 7 November 2009 Journal 5: Where Are We? In the section titled “Where Are We?” in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, “Where Do We Go from Here? Chaos or Community,” he criticizes America’s progress towards equality and unification. Like the title suggests, King explores the status quo of American society in terms of integration. King argues that whites have not been doing their part in advancing equality for blacks. He believes that whites and blacks have very different definitions of equality, and identifies this difference in terms as the problem. Blacks believe in the literal definition of equality – equal rights for all, whereas whites believe in a looser expression – improvement is enough. King also argues that the white backlash did not come from the Black Power Movement, but rather always existed in American life. He goes on to say that there is a huge disparity between what whites say and what they do. He argues that whites do not take action even though they may say they are for equal rights, and that the government should get involved in order for progress to be made. King ends his piece with words of hope and
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course DOC 1 taught by Professor Gilson during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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