By Jennifer J. Yanco
We know the identify. Martin Luther King Jr, the nice American civil rights chief. yet most folks this day understand particularly little approximately King, the campaigner opposed to militarism, materialism, and racism-what he referred to as the ""giant triplets."" Jennifer J. Yanco takes steps to redress this imbalance. ""My aim is to spotlight the real points of Dr. King's paintings that have all yet disappeared from popular reminiscence, in order that extra people can 'really see King.'"" After in brief telling the widely used tale of King's civil rights campaigns and accomplishments, she considers the lesser-known concer. Read more...
summary: we know the identify. Martin Luther King Jr, the good American civil rights chief. yet most folks this day be aware of fairly little approximately King, the campaigner opposed to militarism, materialism, and racism-what he known as the ""giant triplets."" Jennifer J. Yanco takes steps to redress this imbalance. ""My target is to focus on the $64000 points of Dr. King's paintings that have all yet disappeared from well known reminiscence, in order that extra folks can 'really see King.'"" After in brief telling the regular tale of King's civil rights campaigns and accomplishments, she considers the lesser-known concer
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10 He questioned the moral grounds of military engagements that he saw as being in the service of imperialism and neocolonialism and that served the rich and were paid for with the lives of the poor. King spoke out against the human costs of war and the fact that investment in military solutions meant disinvestment in much-needed social goods. Moreover, he was convinced that military “solutions” to conflict were not solutions at all; not only were they ineffectual, but they fueled conflict rather than resolving it.
King was a great admirer of Mahatma Gandhi. Known for his courage and discipline in using nonviolent tactics to confront the injustices of British rule in his homeland of India, Gandhi had developed his theory and practice of nonviolence while living in South Africa as a young lawyer. After he returned to India, he became the leader of the Indian National Congress and is best remembered for his pivotal role in the nonviolent Quit India movement that finally led to India’s independence from Great Britain.
In 1961, President Kennedy signed Executive Order 10925, which prohibited discrimination in government hiring and established the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. This was later followed in 1965 by Executive Order 11246, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. These two executive orders established affirmative action as a way of ensuring equal opportunity in government employment. · The 1964 Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Johnson, outlawed discrimination in the workplace, in schools, and public accommodations (facilities serving the general public such as theaters, hotels, and restaurants) and led to the establishment in 1965 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to enforce employment law.