Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In the second half of the 20th century, racial tensions rose in the United States as African Americans began to challenge unjust laws that supported discrimination and segregation. This movement found its leader in the patient and inspiring minister, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Explore how King’s deep-seated commitment to nonviolence contributed to the expansion of social justice, economic inequality, and racial injustice in the United States, particularly for African Americans. Choose one of the two Dr. King’s speeches posted in this folder and write a 7-10 page position paper, excluding the title and reference pages, using the theories explored in the text. Utilize at least 3 peer reviewed articles to support your position. In your essay draw on the following concepts from your readings – socioeconomic status, education and class, race and class, gender and class, globalization, meritocracy, class mobility, class consciousness, poverty, work ethic, functionalist and conflict views on class, inequality, etc. Here I have pasted the exact post referring to this assignment! the two speeches referred to are MLK “I Have Been to the Mountaintop” and MLK: The Other America
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