Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nate McCready-Dali Lama and MLK reading

Quote from MLK reading:
     "when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million negro brothers smothering in a airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society: when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she cant go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and to see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children"(404). This quote is very important because it shows the horrors of the way that black people were treated, and really pulls to the emotions of the reader.

Quote from Dali Lama:
     "responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. it lies with each one of us individually" (600). Although i thought that it didn't necessarily put forth the thesis of the story, i liked it a lot because it feel like it relates to every American in politics and voting.