Alkutahdit voidaan tälle kirjoitukselle laittaa muunakin kuin "Kumbayaa"-ääntein? "Me halutaan olla neekereitä" oli varmasti yli vuosikymmenen ajan radiohitti eri kanavilla. Sopii kysyä miksi sitä ei enää kuule kuin youtubesta?
Kysyn miksi oheista alkuperäistä kirjoitusta väärinkäytetään tekemällä neekereistä suomenkielellä #eläimiä ns virallisisissa yhteyksissä: "Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the greatest demonstration of Negroes in the history of America at Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., on 28 August 1963. Inthe inspiring address,Martin Luther King focussed on the injustice done to the Negroes of America"
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Kun puhutaan suomeksi neekereistä, niin puhutaan käyttäen alkuperäisiä termejä, ilman että aletaan käyttämään koirille ja lehmille tarkoitetuin termein vertaamalla neekereitä kotieläimiin?
MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. addressed the greatest demonstration of Negroes in the history of
America at Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., on 28 August 1963. Inthe inspiring address,
Martin Luther King focussed on the injustice done to the Negroes of America. In fact, a hundred
years ago,Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation bringing hope to millions of
Negro slaves who were subjected to injustice.
However, a hundred years later the Negro still was not free. He was separated from the
white society and treated with prejudice. He was made to live in poverty when the entire nation
was enjoying material prosperity. He was pushed away and neglected. He was treated as an exile
in his own homeland.
A hundred years ago the constitution was drafted and Independence was declared. It was
like a promissory note that guaranteed the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. But
America defaulted. It gave the Negro people a bad cheque and it came back for want of funds.
The Negro was denied justice and opportunity. The demonstration was organized to demand
freedom and justice. This was urgent.Martin Luther King asked the Negroes not to rest until they
achieved their just demands. The Negroes were subjected to great trials and tribulations. Some of
them came fresh from prisons. They faced sufferings and brutality. Since suffering would finally
set them free, he asked them to them to come out of despair.
After a hundred years of the drafting of the Constitution and declaration of Independence,
the condition of the Negroes in America did not improve a bit. They were still subjected to
segregation, injustice, captivity, citizenship rights, suffering and despair. However, Martin
Luther King asks the Negroes not to cool off but continue their struggle.
He made it clear to the Negroes that they should come out of segregation and achieve
racial justice. All the children of God must get equal opportunities. From racial injustice they
must proceed to brotherhood. It would not be good for America to ignore the urgency of the
Negro issue or underestimate it. Certainly the Negro discontent would soon yield place to
freedom and equality. The struggle had just begun. There would be neither rest nor peace until
the demands of the Negroes were fulfilled. The foundations of the nation would be shaken unless
the demands were met.
However,Martin Luther King asked the Negroes not to indulge in wrongful deeds even
for a right cause. The means must justify the ends. He also asked them not to display bitterness
and hatred towards the Whites. He exhorted them to conduct themselves with dignity and
discipline. Violence must be avoided. Physical force must be met with soul force. Not all Whites
should be distrusted. Many Whites realized that their destiny and freedom were tied up with
those of the Negroes. The Negroes must know that they would not be able to walk alone.
Martin Luther King asked the Negroes always to march ahead and never turn back. They
should not be satisfied until they could enter motels and hotels, and move from smaller homes to
larger homes like others. They would not be satisfied unless they were allowed to vote for a
better future and get justice and righteous treatment.
During the historic demonstration of the unprivileged Negroes of America, Martin Luther
King announced that he had a dream within the larger American dream. The dream was for a
better destiny for the Negroes of America.
He entertained the hope that one day America would rise up to the truth that all men were
created equal. He dreamed that one day slaves and slaves-owners would eat together like
brothers. His dream was that the state of Mississippi would become on oasis of freedom and
justice. Further Martin Luther King held the dream that one day his four children would be
judged not by the colour of their skin, but by their character.
Another dream of Martin Luther King was that in the state of Alabama black boys and
black girls would join hands with their white counterparts and walk together as sisters and
Martin Luther King had unqualified faith in God. He was sure that one day lowly placed
things would be elevated and highly placed things would be humbled. Rough places would
become plain and crooked places would be made straight. God would thus reveal his glory. He
hoped that one day the differences would vanish and there would be brotherhood in America.
With faith in God,Martin Luther King declared that the Negroes would be able to work,
pray, struggle, suffer in jail, and demand freedom, together. They knew that they would be free
one day. On that day all the children of God would sing of freedom in ringing tones. There
would be no difference then between black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants
and Catholics. This meant that all men were free at last.
Finally,Martin Luther King gave a clarion call to the Negroes to come out of their
despair and continue to work with the faith that selfless suffering would result in redemption.
This was the fond dream of Martin Luther King
The American Negro Academy was founded in 1897, to support liberal arts education. Marcus Garvey used the word in the names of black nationalist and pan-Africanist organizations such as the Universal Negro Improvement Association (founded 1914), the Negro World (1918), the Negro Factories Corporation (1919), and the Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World (1920). W. E. B. Du Bois and Dr. Carter G. Woodson used it in the titles of their non-fiction books, The Negro (1915) and The Mis-Education of the Negro (1933) respectively. Du Bois also used in the titles of his books The Study of the Negro Problems (1898) The Philadelphia Negro (1899).
Negro was accepted as normal, both as exonym and endonym, until the late 1960s, after the later Civil Rights Movement. One example is Martin Luther King Jr. self-identification as Negro in his famous "I Have a Dream" speech of 1963.
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