The Valpo Core Reader

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Love and Friendship Essay

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"So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love?" (King 126). The word 'extremist' has a negative connotation, but I believe that King uses this word to further support the Civil Rights' Movement. To be extremists for anything is difficult, especially love. It requires us to whole- heartedly commit ourselves to the movement of our cause. It is dedicating our lives to the principles we hold to be true.