Address on Civil Rights

Kennedy argues that the American people need to stop segregation and that African Americans are Americans just like every other American. Kennedy points out many examples of why African Americans should have equal rights and treatment. Kennedy is pointing out that every American came from somewhere different and should be accepted for who they are, regardless where they came. This is important because it reminds Americans that they are all different. He also points out that Americans look down on countries that don’t allow equal treatment to all their people but in reality Americans are no better. “Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights who all wish to be free.” This quote shows Americans were more interested in helping other countries rather than stepping back and realizing that there were things that needed to be changed at home. Americans were pointing a finger at other people without realizing they were doing the same thing.