Essay Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

704 Words Oct 18th, 2016 3 Pages
On April 12, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrest, for trying to bring unity to the city of Birmingham. That same day eight clergymen wrote a letter announcing to the community about the realistic approach to racial problems. “When rights are consistently denied, a cause should be pressed in the courts and in negotiation among local leaders, and not on the streets” (p. 7) Understanding that Dr. King is an “outsider” and “that these demonstrations are “unwise” and “untimely.” Judgement about his letter that not all laws are good. Race, justice and moderation is what Dr. King writes in his letter. “When talking about race, what comes to mind? Race from some people is a strong word that brings thought, words, and emotions to mind. The first thought that people notice with the word “race” is the color of our skin. History has judged or has tried to identify where we belong, between blacks and whites. Long before the 21st century “blacks” were mistreated and abused based on the color of the skin. The “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Dr. King cannot avoid the argument about race. Not only he was called an “outsider” for trying to unit blacks and whites because Birmingham was so bad in violent racist terror against African Americans. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds. (p.4) Dr. King wanted people to hear, on doing the right thing in being united. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We…

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