I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. -Martin Luther

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. -Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1964

What is the meaning of this passage?

A. King wants the violence to end so that all men can wake up and see the start of a beautiful new day.

B. King acknowledges that the cycle of oppression and violence is very difficult to end.

C. King doesn’t understand people who are racist, and he thinks that violence is the only thing they recognize.

D. King doesn’t believe people are so set in their ways that they can’t accept a peaceful future.