CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 1994

Democratic National Committee Searches for Answer to Racial Tensions Following Death of MLK


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South African Times

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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is addressing the fact that the United States is torn over racial tensions. Following the tragic assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., the DNC is looking towards finding a resolution to the racial tensions that have divided the United States.


Marvin Watson, a member of the DNC, and an advisor to President Johnson, said “I think that there is a great divide in the country around the issue of race.” Watson also stated the the DNC recently took steps to “promote our social platform of investing in African American communities and uplifting them to the same status that many white communities have. The DNC is also looking to end poverty for many African Americans and to “uplift them to the American middle class," stated Watson.


The Democratic National Committee is hoping that these steps will have a lot of impact following the assassination of MLK. The United States is very divided along the lines of race, and a greater sense of unity will likely turn this around.


The Democratic National Committee's goals pertain to racial tensions, and Watson and many other members of the DNC are working towards further advancing the steps that have already been taken, so that discrimination can be obliterated. The DNC would like to see all African Americans growing up and living in the same middle class that many white people experience, as this can help stop the extreme racial tensions currently present in the United States.