1.1 Does Being White Make You Racist?


Martin Luther King didn't think so.  He believed that the color of your skin has nothing to do with what kind of person you are.  He believed that all men are created equal.  He didn't believe that white men were created racist.  Here is a video of Martin Luther King speaking about this below.  In the video we can see that a large number of white people were on Martin Luther King's  side and came to hear him speak and to protest with him. 

In this video Martin Luther King says that "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."  Content of their character means whether they are good people or not.  Martin Luther King also said that he wanted America to live up to the true meaning of its creed.  He was referring to the Declaration of Independence that says that "all men are created equal".  When Martin Luther King gave his speech many blacks were not being treated as equal.

Looking at this picture do you think that Martin Luther King's dream came true?


This is a picture of a lot of enthusiastic white supporters of Obama reaching out their hands to him.  Obama was elected president of the United States twice in a row.  Looking at this picture, do you think that Martin Luther King's dream came true? 



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There are teachers that teach that we should not listen to Martin Luther King.  They say that we should judge people by the color of their skin.  They say that if a person has white skin they are racists whether they know it or not.  They say that if a person is black they are oppressed and that whites should discriminate in their favor.  These beliefs are part of Critical Race Theory. 

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