oices of Diversity are an organization that exposes the misrepresentations of minorities in the media. They reveal the perpetuated stereotypes that cripple the success of the non-heternomrative and want to hear the input and reaction to the injustices.
Martin Luther King stood up , for fought for, and died for what society today still deals with. Though his struggle was in large part for the integration and unification of black and white, his ideals and his approach to life, his mentality to our being should be applied to not only the issue of color, but also that of gender. Not only his values but also his beliefs can be viewed through the scope of feminism. If we apply his tactics and belief that in America we have the right for all liberties we begin to touch upon the fundamentals of feminism. That regardless of color, of social class or status, and above all regardless of gender, we have the rights to live in happiness, in success, in good health, and in self-sufficiency.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Smith from the Communication department delivered his speech and shared qualities and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. When listening to these, through the ears of feminist interest, I became curious as to what the result would be of the imposition of his mentalities on battle of feminism. What stood out the most to me, was his notion to not only free the oppressed from their oppressors, but to just as vehemently strive to free the oppressors from their duty of oppression. The change must be on both sides, not one fighting for their equality and demanding that the other is in the wrong, but a demand for change from both spectrums. To remove the need for oppression, does that challenge what J.S. Mill promotes as the innate structure of society? Even still, Martin Luther King Jr.’s idea humanizes the oppressors and weakens their stance by casing on them a light that shows their need as well.
Take a look at the life we have in front of us, the oppressed or the oppressor. the male or the female, the white or the black, the speech last night proved that when it comes to these situations, our mentality should not be crippled by the focus of the what is, or the how it is in terms of circumstance, but more importantly, and more beneficially our focus should reside in the what is possible, or how it could be.