It just simply would not work, because Martin Luther King is known for being a strong African American. I think sticking to the race enhances the play’s realness. However I do believe that there should be more opportunities with plays that have different races in them. Thanks to August Wilson’s work, I came to the conclusion on what I truly believe about colorblind casting and what side I take. August was a complex man.
Now in real life, people who believe idea of racism by skin color are less than before. However, some people still have that idea in their mind. In this novel, not everyone but some people have racist idea and they thought black people are bad. Some characters are disagreeing to take the case of Tom Robinson, because Tom is Negro man. However, Atticus has responsibility to take care and defend Tom Robinson as a lawyer.
Also Lincoln grew up in County, Kentucky, while King grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Also King felt the abuse of African Americans first hand. Being black at that time King had been hurt abused, been called awful names and even his house being physically attacked. Whereas Lincoln was a white male who had been in a powerful position and had not felt the first hand abuse of African americans. They were also amazing leaders but in different time periods.
We have been used to see it as a bad thing… No, we have been taught to see it in that way. We judge colored people based on their skin color and don’t respect them just for the mere fact that they’re human. In Martin Luther King’s letter this was the primary cause. “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” This is one of the most famous quotes that Martin Luther King has written on his letter. Through time and slavery, through injustice and war, colored people were “free”, but not in the way it was supposed to be.
His hate spreads not only on dwellers of Maycomb, but also on members of his own family. Bob has characteristics of a typical representative of America’s tullies in early 30’s, that were full with uneducated and racist Southern population. Bob Ewell was not a frequenter in the town, and tried to avoid people. So, citizens of Maycomb knew only a few facts about him: he was rude; he believed that education is not important; he was unemployed. Despite the insufficiency of the information, people still considered him as person, who is better be avoided, however, in the court, juries supported his position.
Nowadays, we live in such a multicultural society, that one would hardly believe that words such as discrimination and racism still exist. They are so deeply-rooted in our community that they often go unnoticed in our everyday lives. Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of peaceful protests against the segregation of black people in America in the 1960s. Nonetheless, his nonviolent ideas failed to bring equality and he was compelled to take action. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” was written 1963.
They had just come through the civil rights movement of the 1960s, however, discrimination against their culture was still very much alive and evident, and the efforts were not satisfactory in terms of what the Civil Rights Movement aspired to achieve (Klarman 12). African Americans suffered greatly during this era due to discrimination, and some communities totally excluded blacks. "If you're white, you’re all right" a black folk saying declared; "if you're brown stick around; if you're black, stay back.” (Martinez 26). This folk saying represents the underlying theme of Jordan’s ‘A Poem About My Rights’ - suppression and isolation of specific groups of
While Judicial Review still did not provide much protection for free speech, it is important to note a slight shift upwards from the previous era. Judicial Review in regards to the right of Equality divided pro and anti-slavery activists and officials. Most constitutional decision makers asserted “real” racial differences justified slavery and supported laws denying fundamental rights to people of color. Judicial Review effectively allowed Equality rights to be unprotected, as freed slaves were constitutionally not considered national or state
were African American males, fighting for Civil Rights during the 1950’s and 1960’s. while these two men did withstand much common ground, they often debated over violence. On one hand, Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a Christian home, where he was extremely religious, and followed in his father's footsteps as a pastor. Martin Luther King Jr. felt that violence did no good, it only caused more harm. Throughout his speeches and protests, he even elaborated on how insignificant violence and harm was in hurting others, besides physically.
The Civil Rights Movement came into action because of injustice and unfair treatment. The Letter From Birmingham Jail states that “injustice anywhere is a threat to a justice anywhere”, which goes to show that if there is injustice, then there is less of a chance for justice. In this reading, it was a clear factor that African Americans were expected to stay back and not retaliate or stand up for themselves. Negotiation was not an option since there was a distinct line separating the races, and that line was simply the stubbornness of the citizens in this community. At this point, people could no longer ignore the tension