I Have A Dream Speech

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In “Patrolling Racial Borders: Discrimination Against Mixed Race People," Heather Dalmage provides a brief history of and social context for the discrimination against multiracial people in the United States. She identifies people who discriminate against multiracial people as “border patrollers," or people who believe the color line is fixed and permanent, and thus they have the ability to discern between “themselves” and “others”. She goes on to identify broad areas of everyday life in which multicultural children are “patrolled” and face discrimination, through the patrolling of the child’s physicality, linguistics, interaction with embers of the out-group, geographies, and cultural capital. Her main point is that border patrolling is the…show more content…
King peacefully pleads for racial tolerance and the end of segregation by appealing to the better side of white Americans. His attempt to persuade America about the justice of his cause, and to gain support for the civil rights movement was emotionally moving. He spoke to all races, but his rhetoric was patriotic, and culturally similar to, and focused on African-Americans. He was able to make practical use of a history many Americans are proud of. The use of repetition reinforced his words making it simpler and more straightforward to follow. His speech remains powerful because it is still relevant today, like economic injustices and stereotyping. This reading can be applied to remedying current issues of stereotyping, racism, and discrimination by changing white racial resentment and eliminating racial…show more content…
Based on the precedented case Plessy v. Ferguson, the court took into consideration that the “separate but equal” conditions of schools deprived African-Americans of the equal protection of the Fourteenth Amendment. Therefore, Plessy v. Ferguson would be inapplicable to public education. The court ultimately found the segregation of children in public schools based on race, even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors may be equal, deprived the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities. In my opinion, the ruling was considered just at the time, although I may feel as if more could have been done to fully eliminate segregation as this ruling only ruled on public education. I think that it was important to recognize that detrimental effect of segregation on the African-American children. White supremacy stems from inferiority. Plessy v. Ferguson reinforces racism as part of an ingrained system. Today, Americans may not recognize the substantial impact of integration, or at least at times, I don’t. In this way, racism and segregation are combatted. Although, some people may still believe in segregation. The importance of integrating children’s education systems was, and still is, pivotal in combatting racism because in school, all children are equal regardless of
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