Martin Luther King Jr on Racism
A Level: Edexcel
GCSE: Edexcel B • OCR • WJEC
A detailed investigation into Martin Luther King Jr's key ideas on racism, including what they are, how they work, and why they're important. This lesson provides a brief biography of Martin Luther King Jr, and covers the text of Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? This includes discussion of racism, materialism, and militarism, what each of these key terms means, and why it is necessary to address all three of these issues in social ethics to achieve world peace.
Where Do We Go From Here is the last book Martin Luther King Jr wrote before he was assassinated, and it's a tremendously illuminating read. In the first instance, it's obviously concerned with racism and how to address it, but it also takes aim at two other social scourges: materialism and militarism. In this regard, Martin Luther King Jr was decades ahead of his time in identifying the problems that arise from these aspects of American culture. If you're interested in better understanding his thoughts and actions, you can buy a copy here! Where Do We Go From Here is a great book from one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers and activists.