Dr.
Martin Luther King was one of the many civil rights activists who took a stand
and spoke his mind. The legacy he left behind is one that will be shared for
years and years, through many generations. In his “I Have Dream Speech”, Dr.
King, referenced Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which is the
document responsible for freeing slaves in the union. Martin Luther King’s I
have a dream speech was his dream of ending social, economic and racial
injustice. He wanted to make sure everyone; no matter the race had equal
opportunities.

My
dream is very similar to Dr. King’s. My dream is to stop police brutality on
unarmed people of color. There are a few ways I have in mind to raise awareness
and push for a change. One of these is to spread awareness throughout my
community. I can do this by communicating with the members of my community or
communicating through social media. I can try to contact congress so that the
police will get better training. Many of the police officers are not fully
trained on how to de-escalate a situation. Racial profiling is also a huge
problem within the police force. Every suspect should be treated the same.
Lastly, I can try to get laws changed that target people of color and do more
research.

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By
doing all of these things, I can help raise awareness on the current issue of
police brutality. Change is a slow process, but if we push for change, we will
make a difference. We have made it so far and we can go even farther. We have
abolished slavery, obtained the right to vote, and we even made into congress!
Those are amazing accomplishments considering where we were before, but we are
still not equal. Change still needs to happen. We need to be the ones to make
that change happen.

           

 

 

~Sources~

contributor, Sirry Alang
Opinion. “How to Dismantle Racism and Prevent Police Brutality.” USA Today,
Gannett Satellite Information Network, 12 May 2017, www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2017/05/12/how-dismantle-racism-and-prevent-police-brutality/101481438/.