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1968 was “to address a large crowd mostly consisting of African Americans about his big for aDemocratic Party nomination for President of the United States, but instead he gave animpromptu speech about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. that day in Memphis,Tennessee” ("IHB: Robert F. Kennedy On Death Of Martin L. King"). During Robert F.Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis, he adapted by cultural diversity by referring to a member ofhis family also being killed by a white man lessening the hatred from African Americans towardsCaucasians and stating “We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization --black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another.
Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand, and to comprehend, andreplace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort tounderstand, compassion, and love” ("American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy -- Statement on TheAssassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.").