• Our class read Bobby Kennedy's speech On The Mindless Menace of Violence. He delivered this speech the day after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot.  It appears below as a link.  Audio of him delivering the speech appears below too.

    Audio of speech:



    Text of Speech


    Amanda Sinderovsky's selected passage and response:

    "Too often we honor swagger and bluster and wielders of force; too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others. Some Americans who preach non-violence abroad fail to practice it here at home. Some who accuse others of inciting riots have by their own conduct invited them."

    I picked this paragraph because it means a lot.  This paragraph is saying that we always let the people that shoot and kill others and that we just let it go.  I don’t think we should do that.  Like Bobby Kennedy says, “Violence breeds violence!’