Thoughts on the March on Washington
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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"We as a society have made a lot of progress since his speech but there are still some of the same issues now as there were 50 years ago. Some of the problem is generational and as long as that is passed down the problem will still exist and hopefully that will change with each new generation. But his speech will always hold value that everyone needs to be treated equal and have the same opportunities."
-- Amanda Magallanes
"I understand what he meant in his speech and race is still an issue and maybe always will but I also think his I have a dream speech goes into more aspects as the years have past. Like I have a dream of my children of being the first of my family to finish college, a dream of building my own house; the speech is more encompassing as time has passed. To use his I have a dream speech the way it was intended and to use the speech in other ways makes it hold its importance today."
"Since his speech some things have changed but we still have a ways to go to make his dream come true. Some folks are being treated better and some are
not being treated any better. Things are getting better in some ways but there is still work to be done."
"Fifty years ago his dream was that all people have equality across the board. And that same dream is still alive today with no one person needing to think that are not important. We are all the same and we should treat each other equally."
"Given the time that he gave the speech and all of the changes it started is still affecting us today. He was an influence in his time and his speech was ahead of its time. And the influence of that speech can still be felt today in our society as we still try to make changes and grow."
"Things that Martin Luther King stood for and promoted 50-years ago are still alive today. How we treat each other, how we should treat each other and how we advance and proceed today is something that should never stop."