Mythes et héros : expression orale (Anglais)

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« 1 / 2 Langue de spécialité 0 Su'et : la uestion histori ue du racisme aux États -Unis • Présentez cette notion à l'aide des documents du dossier.

• Document 1 : Robert Kennedy announcing the assassination of Dr.

Martin Luther King "Martin Luther King dedicated his lite to love and to justice between fellow human beings.

He died in the cause of that effort.

ln this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it's perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in.

For those of you who are black -considering the evidence evidently is that there were white people who were responsible -you can be filled with bitterness, and with hatred, and a desire for revenge .

We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization -black people amongst blacks, and whites amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another .

Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love." Tous droits réservés.

• Document 2: President Obama's eulogy for Rev.

Clementa Pinckney " When there were laws banning ail-black church gatherings, services happened here anyway, in defiance of unjust laws .

When there was a righteous movement to dismantle Jim Crow, Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

preached from its pulpit, and marches began from its steps .

A sacred place, this church .

Not just for blacks, not just for Christians, but for every American who cares about the steady expansion of human rights and human dignity in this country; a foundation stone for liberty and justice for ail.

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] We do not know whether the killer of Reverend Pinckney and eight others knew ail of this history.

But he surely sensed the meaning of his violent act.

[ ...

]An act that he presumed would deepen divisions that trace back to our nation's original sin.

[ ...

] None of us can or should expect a transformation in race relations overnight.

Every time something like this happens, somebody says we have to have a conversation 2 / 2. »


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