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What MLK means to me

             I sat around hunting for information not knowing what was so important about this man. All I cared about was maybe this year I would get out of school on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Then after searching around I realized that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a truly amazing person. Now in today's time most people don't even see the racism that goes on, and if they do it is nowhere near the extremeness of Martin Luther King's time. Martin Luther King fought a hard fight through racism and segregation that was very tough, but he died and his dream still lives on today. .
             Martin Luther King Jr. means a lot to me. He represents love, courage, dignity, freedom, unity, and compassion. I also think that he represents the struggles that everyone has in their everyday life. King said "If a man has not discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live." That quote means to me that if you don't have a passion for something you love or feel strongly for something, then you really have no purpose at all to live. He makes me think that no matter what race or religion I am that I can conquer anything. His speech "I Have a Dream" explains to me that no matter what color I am that I can still have a dream. He showed me that I don't have to walk around thinking I am better than everyone else because I am white, and that I can be friends with blacks, Asians, or people of any race without being prosecuted. Martin Luther King Jr. was a bold man that stood up against racism and brought the issues up that everyone should be treated equal in every way no matter what his or her color was. He teaches us a lot because in our everyday life when we see someone that is being prosecuted for their religion, race or the way they look we just sit back and don't stand up for them because our nation has become apathetic. .
             Most of the struggle we live with today is ourselves. We are our own enemies in our lives.

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