A Series That Will Make Us Reflect

HBO has decided to make a film about “America in the King years.” This is a film that is going to be focusing on the civil rights movement during the time of Martin Luther King Jr. This film is sure to attract a lot of attention especially in the wake of all of the incidents that there have been with the race and violence lately spoke Bruce Karatz of the movie industry.

It is a shame to see that we are in the year 2015 and the civil rights movement started in the 1950s. In spite of the fact that as a country we have come a long way, at the same time it still seems like we have a long way to go.

People are still unfortunately judged by the color of their skin and not by the content of their character, which was Martin Luther King’s main objective. The issue with race, and racism is not something that can be easily seen. As humans we all have the tendency and the desire to be important. There are many things in life that can make us feel inferior to others, and there are many things that we can invent that can make us feel as if we are superior. Some people that are rich believe that they are superior to the poor, some people that are beautiful feel as if they are superior to the ugly, some people that are one race feel superior to another race and so on. We use these things to define us and others, and we also use these things to make us feel like we are important.

Hopefully this series will inspire people to think about the progress that we have or have not made instead of inspiring people to continue with the history of hate and prejudice.

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