On 28 August 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. organised a now historic march to Washington to show the importance of solving the United States racial problems. About 250,000 people gathered and listened to his immortal words: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character".
A year later, in 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In his acceptance speech he said:
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality".
What do you refuse to accept?
"I refuse to accept that white people still get higher paying jobs than of colored people.
END IT! 'Turn off the lights we r da same.'"
"My life without SCIENCE and SCIENCE without facts."
"I refuse to believe that Obama, Putin, Merkel, Hollande & c.o would turn down the challenge to act as human shields in Syria to stop the war"
"I am a man, not a yellow"
"I refuse to accept the humankind will be select by its colour, origin, thoughts or ideas."
"I refuse to let violence and tragic historic problems get in my way of accomplishing things and bringing me down no matter what my color"
"Racism, if you turn out the light, we are all the same color."
"I refuse to accept the fact that some country's still practices capital punishment. We are better than that."
"I refuse to accept the restrictive changes that the world government is trying place over the populace."
"that blacks doesn't know there history of slavey"
"we are not free until we are all free"
/magali moreau, uk
"I have a dream that it is even possible now !"
"that actually some people seperate the blackz just because of their colour. we are all da same since we ar all humans!!!!!!!!!"
"we are all brothers and sisters of one world. colour doesn't matter, we are all human beings. :D"
"how some people still make fun of blacks talk about them"
"I can't accept a society in which people are accustomed to saying "who cares?""
/Guanqing Pan, New Jersey, the United States
"We need Peace for the World no more War try to remeber we are brothers and sisters don´t matter race, age, nationality.... PEACE!"
"I refuse to accept that peace isn't possible."
"I refuse to accept distortions of people's values: The society tells them to pursue for money or fame but not the social welfare or equality"
"I refuse to accept that we are alle alike.
We're made different to combine as ONE!!!"
"I hope peace, tolerance and diversity will one day rule the world!"
"I refuse to accept man's inhumanity to man as a norm."
"I refuse to accept that we need to live in a world where we purposely hurt ourselves, animals and this planet for our own apparent gain."
"I refuse to accept still having racial basis for jobs!"
"I refuse to accept that african americans were killedfor no apparent reason."
"I refuse to let violence take our society, it's not by fighting fire with fire that it will lead us towards a world of tolerance."
"I refuse to accept that tribes cannot become republic"
"I refuse to accept the negative comments and the people who tell me I won't succeed!"
"I refuse the violence and sheer hatred inflicted on me daily because of the colour of my skin and sex."
/Edna Osman, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
"I refuse to accept that even today, fifty years after Mr. King's speech, there are still people who think blacks are a lesser race."
"I refuse to believe that the last solution in a conflict between two countries is the war."
"I refuse to accept racial prejudice from lesser individuals"
"The dream has more power than ever before. Each day got his own reason to make a better world, a justice commitment and build a better human"
/Carlos A. Borelli
"I refuse to accept the fact that history teaches us a lesson and 50 years later we still live in hatred and are living in a patriotic world"
"I too have a dream, that one day black and white people can play basketball together, and not be racccciiiiisssssssstttttt"
"I have a dreaaaam, that all my brother and sisterssssss, can re unite with all the white people."
"I refuse to accept that we blacks had no right's and that Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed by a bullet that was meant for him; It wasn't!"
"I refuse to accept another US Military drone bomb over the Mid Eastern lands."
"I refuse knowing that now some children are sad because the world is sad and poor of culture and civilitation..I agree with them"
"I refuse to accept inequality , injustice , racism and irresponsible humans"
"I refuse to accept a society where any struggle for positive change is met resistance only to make way for the vested interest of a few."
"I refuse to accept that people will be judged by their origins, and I believe that love is the only weapon that will brings us all as ONE."
"I refuse to accept that justice, freedom, and wealth are for the minority and , that mankind will rather repeat History than learn from it."
"I refuse to accept differniating between black and white that time."
"I refuse to accept that War is better than Diplomacy, that an alternative cannot be found to killing"
"I refuse the mindset of most of the world`s population. Care for the weak if you have power, don't loose the hope if you are weak!"
"despite of our colour and origin we should keep in mind that we have the same father."
"No matter how many try to diminish the dream, it will never die, because it is an everlasting!"
"Our planet and 'a big house and we usufriamo of its hospitality', we must take care of them or one day or the other we will be evicted."
"I refuse to accept 42 SEK ice cream. I mean, seriously."
"I refuse to accept the injustice, cruelty, and hatred I see in this world! We are meant for more than this!"
"I believe that humanity's greatest hour is yet to come."
"you are a great source of inspiration for all of the world. Today specially developing countries should learn from your struggle."
"What can I say? Thank you, for being taunted harassed belittled and targeted on my behalf.. A woman yet to be born but afforded so much!"
/Nicole Elaine Avery
"I refuse to accept any kind of intimidation. Don´t feel ashamed to be yourself and never let the others bring you down."
"not having any dreams"
"I refuse to accept that the crime and violence in Chicago as "business as usual". We/I will take personal responsibility, like Dr. King."
"I refuse to accept the fact that America practices capital punishment. We are better than that."