Stepping Up

by  ,Youth Reporter from Ujima

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Why is it that not even two generations have passed since the civil rights movement and African Americans, as a race, have settled for just enough to get by?

Martin Luther King Jr. fought for equal rights for Blacks to simply be able to use the same bathroom as whites, use the same entrances as whites, and for equal education.

Rosa Parks fought for us to be able to sit where we want on the bus.

Generations before us fought for equal living and now that they helped get those rights for us, we have now settled.

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