Are We There Yet?

In a perfect world, we would never have to overcome the things that are and have held, not only this world, but the people in it back for so long because we would know what it would be like to truly be equal. But in this world that we are faced to live in, that type of thing is not the case and for centuries people, of all races, have had to endure so many hardships along the way to finding their place in this world that we live in. The one thing that we are all struggling to overcome, is to be seen for who we are and not for who others may label us to be. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the same march where thousands of people of all races came together, united as one, to show that racial harmony is what is needed. On that day Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have A Dream Speech”, that helped to not only move a nation but to really catapult the civil rights movement. I know when a lot of us hear civil rights we think that it only deals with black people, but this is false on so many levels. Have blacks, especially in the South, had it hard over the years with not having the same civil liberties as their counterparts? Yes, we have but civil rights is about and for every human being having the same right to what their neighbor has. Over the years since this epic event in our history, there have been many situations that have happened that either go unnoticed by people or the media and even Congress. We often times, especially today turn a blind eye to things so that we don’t have to get involved because often times we feel that it is a hassle. Is it? No, because on this day fifty years ago people from all over, without the technology of computers or even smart phones were able to all come together on a hot August day to take a stand for what they truly believed in. When you look at the news today, to see all of the warring that is going on on our homeland and across this country it really makes you realize that we have come so far, but we still have a ways to go. Not just my people, but the American people, because as the song says, “this land is your land, this land is my land”, and in order for it to run smoothly we all have to come together.

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Author: This Woman's Words

I am a woman who is outspoken. I am a woman who loves to speak out her thoughts so that someone somewhere will be able to hear them, and in some way take a piece of that and be able to relate to it. I am a woman of many words, just sit back and read.

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