时间:2010-12-05 19:46 作者:admin 来源:www.2abc8.com
Good morning，judges, teachers and follow students. Could I like to share with you my greatest wish. but first, please allow me to take you back in time to the year 1955, the setting, Montgomery, Alabama, the United States of America. It started out as an ordinary December afternoon. 42 year-old African American Rosa Parks boarded a bus and sat down in the front row. She thought over, the days and friends, her child at home, and how she enjoyed her simple life. She was content, but when she thought about the prejudice and discrimination that she had to face everyday, she felt a mends pain. How she wished to live in the world of true harmony! “Ehen, ehen(咳嗽声)”, Rosa was startle to see a white man standing beside her. He was starring at her coldly, but she managed to smile and ask politely: “May I help you sir?” “Get out of the seat!” the man snarled back. “Excuse me?” Rosa was shocked.
What right did the man have to speak to her in such a cruel tone? Just because her skin was dark colored and his was fair. And as equals, he certainly didn't have any right to order her out of the seat, or did he? Well, surprisingly, in 1955, lots like Rosa Parks did not have as many rights as whites. Due to racial discrimination, Rosa’s refusal to give up her seat to a white man, led to a call to the police, and she was arrested jailed and convicted a violating segregation laws. But Rosa did not surrender to prejudice, instead she chose to fight discrimination and work alongside thousands of others for her wish to rid the world of racism. And now, half a century later, we are still fighting for the same wish. Traces of discrimination have gradually disappeared, but prejudice lives on. I too, share the wish of Rosa Parks, but I too, wish that prejudice comes to an end. And my friends, prejudice will come to an end if we all work together as a whole.
Let us not judge others by their skin color or appearance, but rather by their content of their character. Let us learn to enjoy different cultures and then we’ll enjoy a world of diversity. I wish to look around on a lonely day, and see a blending of colors. Harmony, traveling among people of all skin colors.TAG标签： 演讲稿 演讲比赛 视频 21世纪杯 中学生英语 高中组