The Social And Economic Philosophy Of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in Atlanta Georgia .1 He was brought up in a middle-class family that held the tradition of Baptist ministry; as a youth, Martin Luther King Jr.’s father was a pastor for the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he taught the Christian faith and the sense of commitment to the black community.2 Hearing his father preach as a young boy about the faith of Jesus gave Martin Luther King Jr. exposure to publicly speaking. He learned early on how to encourage staying loyal to faith when crisis occurs in the black community. This taught him how to connect on a larger scale with the people in the public, so that he could later on gain support in a common goal such as raising awareness for inequality.
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King called the liberal Protestant theology “social gospel”; “The Protestant theology, ideals that emphasize the religious importance of addressing the social and economic problems of modern society”11. The social and economic problems of modern society included African Americans not being paid equally and in their social life they were not allowed to interact in certain areas with other races, Caucasian Americans. These issues affected the African American community emotionally and physically by restricting them from climbing the social and economic …show more content…
In many instances individuals are not bad people they have been wrongly informed or misguided to believe a fact to be true. However that fact may not always apply to every individual. He stated that “Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people” (The King Center). Caucasian Americans were taught by previous generations that hatred for African Americans was normal therefore they did not believe they were doing anything wrong. The Caucasian populations were also victims in the instance of unfair treatment of African Americans. They had no other proper guidance or knowledge to understand that African Americans are no different besides the physical genetic makeup. Since King was a pastor he preached forgiveness to everyone who discriminated against him and his

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