Injustice In Martin Luther King

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Injustice reaches all corners of the earth no matter the generation or content. Leaders such as Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., have placed their life on the line preaching the importance of fighting injustices that affected oppressed communities across the globe. In the case of Dr. King, his courageously fought for racial equality and basic civil right for black Americans in the 50’s and 60’s through the use of non-violent tactics, such as sit in, boycotts and peaceful protest . Despite the praises that are placed on King 's work for the African American community, clergymen, politicians and even other activist in the black community questioned the overall effectiveness of his movement. As a result of protesting against the brutality of African …show more content…
Despite being held in solitary confinement, this did not hinder him from writing a response to the clergymen in a letter titled “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”. With his provocative statements King, notably points out, “ Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all it’s ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured.”(King 5) By utilizing this metaphor, King effectively communicate that in communities like Birmingham, “boils” such as segregation must be exposed in order to inspire change . Indeed, King 's ideas surrounding implementation of change were more or less successful. However, similarly to his sceptical audience, one can still wonder, can King’s methods for fighting injustice be applied in towns outside of 1960 Birmingham, …show more content…
Invisible Children Inc. has defied these very separations simply with a 30-minute video. Similarly to Dr. King, on March 4th the humanitarianism group known as Invisible children Inc., decided to take a stand against injustices through the creation of the video KONY 2012. With it’s evocative message, within these 30 minutes they showcased the various testimonies of those affected by the monstrosities of Joseph Kony, leader of the Ugandan based Christian cult know as The Lord’s Resistance Army. Furthermore, it had marked their attempt to stop Kony by December 31, 2012 by spreading awareness about his crimes in hopes to end the terror. With these testimonies, viewers heard the heart wrenching stories about children being forced to kill or even mutilate their family and loved ones against their will. In this moment, viewers were faced with one of the malice of the world.This film masterfully exposed “the wound” left by Joseph Kony, as it reveals the failure of sufficient political action and the horror that young innocent children had to face before they even reached adulthood. We as a greater national community were faced with this horrifying video, but it served as a mark for change by bringing “light”to “human conscience”. Along with King’s nonviolent tactics, one video contributed to President Obama

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