Franz Goodman

About me

Hello! My name is Franz Goodman. I am a Austrian-American doctor who currently resides in Montpelier, Vermont.
I am a world war 2 refugee, and I am currently 25 years old. I am jewish, as many of the european war refugees, and after being supressed by Nazi Germany for 6 years I am now a free man, living in a free country, atleast for now.
I grew up in Innsbruck, a city which was a junction for the alps. The alps is a very big mountain chain, located over both central, and
eastern europe.

My country and its many problems

Now that I had moved to the country of Usa, after the second world war, I saw that Europe was not the only continent struggling with injustice. The word "Minorities" is a word that is in my opinion used incorrectly towards the non-whites such as the Hispanic, African American, asians and so on. They are called minorities because they are looked at as people that are less worthy of living than the white people of USA.
Millions of young african americans and latinos in the USA dont get a equal education as the white youth. The reason for this is mostly that the urban schools in their area do not have as much money as the white suburbs schools. This means that where houses and building are less expensive, the schools do not get as much money to provide a high quality education. If the government financed schools, every student regardless of their race, could go to a high quality school that is equal to the schools the other students attend.

About Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was born on the 12th of july 1997 in the swat district of Mingora, Pakistan. She is mainly known for her work with human rights advocacy for education, and for woman in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkwa province of Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had banned girls from attending the local school. At fifteen years old she was shot in the head by a terrorist while on the bus home from school. In 2012 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but unfortenately she did not win it. She was nominated in 2014 and proudly accepted the nobel peace prize that she so deserved.

About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr


Martin Luther King was born 15th of january 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up, he was a top student, and therefore he skipped the 9th and 12th year of school. As a young boy, Martin wanted to become a priest. He was an adult, an American Baptist Minister, humanitarian, human rights activist, and the leader of the African-American civil rights movement. He is also well known for his methods in the civil rights movement, using nonviolence. On the 28th of august 1963 he held the speech, I have a dream, which has become a great and true inspiration for many world leaders, and great speechers.


Malala and Martin Luther King are both well-known people, and that is because they both were freedom fighters and they fought for what was right. They both had people who tried to stop them in doing what was right, and to stop them having the same sense of freedom as others. They won the nobel peace prize 50 years apart, King won it in 1964 and Malala in 2014.
King fought for his peoples freedom as a race in 20th centurys USA. Malala fought for girls and womens right in modern Pakistan.
They both fought for what was right and using nonviolence as a weapon, which is very brave.

Racism in the USA


Racism is still a big problem as it always has been, and it will always be as long as it exists.
The USA has had many heroes that has fought for what was right for their race, yet the black race in the USA still feel discriminated and locked out from society. USA has turned to becoming more patient with black people, after all they are also americans, just like them.
The reason for racism being so widespread in eastern european countries for example, may be because they do not have alot of immigration from african countries, the reason being most of the eastern european countries being poor, and unavailable for alot of immigration. Rich countries like Norway, Sweden and France have alot of immigration from african countries, and therefore they have become more patient with racism. USA colonized many african countries in the slavery are, and after slavery being abolished after President Abraham "Abe" Lincoln signed the 13th amendment in 1865, the white race expected the blacks to be OK with what had happened to them and their ancestors, and after it was an outbreak from the black race who now was free, the Ku Klux Klan was founded by Nathan Bedford Forrest. This led to generations of americans being ok with racism as a way of living, and it still is that way today, sadly.
On the bright side, the Ku Klux Klan used to have about 3-6 million members, however today there are only around 7000 members left.
Today, the united states have a black president, which name is Barack Obama, and racism has decreased by many miles, but unfortunately there are still people with opinions that are not good for building a better USA, and ofcourse building a better world.

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