Essay Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's ' The King '

1678 Words Oct 27th, 2016 7 Pages
When Martin Luther King wrote that sentence about injustice, he preceded it with these sentences “Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham” (King). This means that we can’t see ourselves as separate from the injustices of other people. He continued this thought by writing, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial ‘outside agitator’ idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds”(King ). We can’t excuse injustices because it’s happening far away thinking that there’s nothing we could do to make things a little better. Anything is better than silence or indifference. There’s always avenues to create awareness of these issues or monetary donations to certain organization. Martin Luther King Jr couldn’t sit in Atlanta and ignore the awful events happening in Birmingham. They did affect him and it would be unwise to think that it didn’t. We must understand that there is something that connects us to other humans in the world. There is no reason for us to treat others terribly because they are “different”. We could find a way to find something in common with any stranger attempting to humanize them and learn about their experiences. Some might call this a slippery slope type of statement, but it is a…

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