Sunday, November 14, 2010

essay 2 [draft]

Did racism exist during the vietnam war? Well, during the time of the war in vietnam racism was present dividing american soldiers on basis of race, gender, and also depending on their "wisdom and/or intelligence". This caused different reactions on different people who probably were agaisnt the war, such as, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and people protesting, including the soldiers themselves.

"So we have been repeatedly faced with the cruel irony of watching negro and white  boys on TV screens as they kill and die together for a nation that has been unable  to seat them together in the same schools" , was told by Martin Luther King Jr. during a speech called "Beyond Vietnam: a time to Break Silence " which he gave on April 4, 1967, and he mentioned Vietnam in his speech because he was a preacher and was part of his moral, and also because he saw a connection between the war in vietnam and the struggle that he and others have been carrying on in America. {...}