Dear Division 16,
Today we watched Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “I have a Dream”. We discussed a little bit about the context of the US during the Civil Rights Movement. At the time of this speech, in the US and also in Canada, laws and policies segregated, or separated people according to their racial identity.
It was through the efforts of people who were committed to raising awareness, standing up for their beliefs and fighting back against unjust laws that these laws and policies were eventually changed. In many places, even though no law existed, the actions and behavior of people ensured that equality could not be achieved.
For your post today, please answer one of the following questions:
- Give an example that you are aware of where equality does not yet exist. It may be as a result of a law or people’s perceptions. Explain with enough information for readers to understand.
- What is a “dream” that you have for our world? Please share an idea using as much detail as possible.
I look forward to your responses,