Why Was Martin Luther King Against The War In Vietnam Case Study

opinion Essay
1381 words
1381 words

Question 1 Why was Martin Luther King Jr. against the war in Vietnam? Martin Luther King was against the war in Vietnam because he thought the federal government was hypocritical to have black men fight for a country the he had no civil rights or protection. (Text Pg. 518) Dr. King referred to the was as a “demonic suction tube”, because it was taking away the funds from programs use the help the poor blacks, he considered to be and enemy of the poor black people. Dr. King spoke about how the United States destroyed the Vietnam’s two most cherished institutions, the family and village; the land and crops; and the destruction of the unified Buddhist Church. He told his audience that this destruction must stop because not only are the …show more content…

 Realistically accept the fact that the National Liberation Front has substantial support in South Vietnam and must thereby play a role in any meaningful negotiations and any future Vietnam government. Question 2. What were the human costs of the civil rights movement? And who are some of the people who lost their lives in the struggle? The human cost of the civil rights movement was devastating, many people went to jail, homes and churches were bombed, people lost their lives due to lynching, children were attacked with club sticks, attacked by police dogs and sprayed with high power water hoses and activist leaders were assassinated. Some of the people that lost their lives are as followed: - (Pg. 493-494) o Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4, 1968, assassinated. o Wharlest Jackson, Civil Rights Leader, killed when police fired at protesters. o Students – Samuel Hammond, Jr, Delano Middleton and Henry Smith, killed when highway patrolmen fired on …show more content…

The federal government made a deal with private contractors who would be responsible for the upkeep of the jails and inmates. However, the government had to guarantee that the jails would have to be kept filled at 90% resulting in a mass construction of new jails, subsequently, the United States nomination ranked in having the highest incarceration of the black population and minorities. It is now noted the black women are the newest growing population within the prisons and are being incarcerated at an alarming

In this essay, the author

  • Recommends declaring a unilateral cease-fire in the hope that such action will create the atmosphere for negotiation.
  • Urges us to prevent other battlegrounds in southeast asia by curtailing our military buildup in thailand and laos.
  • Opines that the national liberation front has substantial support in south vietnam and must play a role in any meaningful negotiations and any future vietnam government.
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