Monday, 18 January 2016

March on Washington

The March on Washington

Adams believes that the American Dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man” that anyone should be able to benefit from the American Dream, and be free of discrimination.

Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood in front of more than 250,000 protesters in Washington, D.C., and called for the end of racial discrimination in the United States in his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech. The political rally, which became known as the March on Washington, became one of the cornerstones of the American civil rights movement. Since the occasion 50 years ago, its impact on society, politics and culture have had profound effects on the hearts and minds of America and the world.

Even though he believes that the American Dream should be able to benefit anyone, he still thinks that these racial barriers are still an issue “Economic and racial stratification have grown markedly, raising doubts about the breadth and depth of opportunity. With the influx of immigrants to the US to pursue the American dream, there may be less opportunities for people to achieve their goals, so in one aspect, the American Dream is the idea of economical benefits, the goal to be “better and richer and fuller” and the drive to achieve the best you can. This however is not the sole ideal, “Religious transformation, political reform, educational attainment, sexual expression” all of these are varied ideals of the American Dream.

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