#24 Dr. Martin Luther King

English 1st Period

January 17, 2000

“A doctrine of black supremacy is as evil as a doctrine of white supremacy”

These are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, a man who feared not discrimination, rather fought it. This quote of his is unbiased because it represents both black and white supremacy as evil.

There is also a broader perspective to this quote. Not only is racism and supremacy evil, regardless of which race hates which race or which race is supreme, but racial segregation and supremacy can be substituted with any form of discrimination.

Dr. Martin Luther King did not want the blacks to be supreme, rather equality among ALL races. This belief was not only expressed by voice, but by action. He had another belief that ties into this. It includes the following: “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.” If he were to allow such racial segregation, he would be as evil as to the one responsible for the segregation, based on his belief. Therefore, he did his best to fight the discrimination faced by many.