Dear Martin Luther King Jr.,
I have never been so touched by a piece of writing in my life until I read, "I Have a Dream." Reading this piece of writing made me very emotional. I think the reason I got go emotional was because my best friend is Persian. She has gotten picked on many times for the color of her skin. It upsets me deeply when people get made fun of for the shade of their skin. I am very touched when someone with your determination stands up for something they deeply believe in.
When I think about the whole speech and all of your characteristics, I like to think we have a lot in common. For example, you are very brave and determined. I like to think that I am brave and determined just like you. I could never see myself giving the speech, "I Have a Dream" or any kind of big speech in front of a crown.
After reading this speech I have set a goal for myself. My goal is to stand up to anyone who makes racist jokes about another person. I also made a goal to stand with anyone who is being picked on because no one deserves that. I like to think that I have stuck to that goal. I have stood up to people who make racist jokes, and I plan to stick to it.
As I think about everything you have done, it makes me think that anything is possible. It also makes me more aware that one person can change the minds of many people. I believe that without your speech and everything you did for people of all races, racism would be a bigger deal today.
"I Have a Dream" changed my life and thoughts about racism. I hope for a future without racism. Sometimes I doubt that it will ever fully end, but I promise to do my part.