Martin Luther King Jr 's Legacy Essay

2077 Words Nov 24th, 2014 9 Pages
Every person in today’s scholarly community has been told of the story about Martin Luther King Jr’s triumph over wrongful segregation laws and racial discrimination. With peaceful protesting and moving speeches made to the public, Martin Luther King Jr was able to have a large enough impact on society to help change the laws on segregation in the 1960’s. It is only 50 years since civil rights act was put in place, meaning 50 years ago it was an average, commonplace occurrence to discriminate against race even if it was morally wrong (History 2). Now, in the year 2014, racism is believed to have been eliminated from today’s society. However, even if it’s not as intense as it was in the 1950’s, racism is still present. Not only is it still existent, it is still strongly affecting the African American youth and their education with a negative impact. With stereotypes providing the peers of African Americans with preformed ideas of how Black people “are”; including a low standing in today’s society in general along with a background that has pushed black people back; African American students in higher education are seen differently which affects the outcome of the success of the race as a whole. Non African Americans should be educated on how to respect the African American race so that equality is reached even on a subconscious level. Then, and only then, will racism truly be eliminated and African Americans will no longer be affected psychologically by it so they can…

Related Documents