The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South. Their actions spoke louder than words and it seemed as though they were begging to be put in their place. African Americans were not to be punished, if anything it was the white men. They enslaved African Americans, beat, and battered them for years yet when they finally get their freedom it’s as though life will never continue to flourish. The South proved that they needed probation that was never forced upon them.
He warns therefore the threat of gaining distrust of all white people. His vision for Blacks and White in the future was to live in peace as neighbors and friends. He assured not only Blacks and White allies, but also the opponents of desegregation that they will not stop fighting
I think that non-violence was important to him because he wanted to show that he was not going to be a mean ruthless guy to the white people. Because he did 'nt want people to think that all blacks are mean and harmfull. All he was trying to do is talk it out and acheive the goal of getting the right for blacks to vote. Like what he said in the letter form burrmingham jail "I am in Birmingham because injustice is here" he was being treated unjust for not doing anything
It can be used either destructively or constructively.” This means that that could try to build a good relationship with the whites over time or try to get negotiations done right away. They learned from earlier experiences that the promises that were made were often broken within weeks of being made. So, Dr. King came up with doing non-violent protests because they would leave the whites with no choice but to react to what was going on. He believed that if the whites saw that blacks weren’t going to
African american rights were the main concern of many people, along with government corruption and the unwillingness to help. Malcolm X was no banal man he was a extravagant civil rights speaker, he showed the truth on how coming together can put the end to African American indifference. Due to the lack of government the dichotomy between african americans and the white men was still a major problem ; as African americans needed to put and end to the separation and earn civil rights. Malcolm speaks out to all who are willing to obtain their civil rights.”In Ballot or Bullet” Malcolm X uses Anaphora, Antithesis, Ethical Appeal, Word choice, and Rhetorical question to show the lack of support from government and how coming together can help fight back. Malcolm showed through anaphora that as a whole a fresh start was not needed.
Martin Luther King use of figurative language within his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, persuades his audience to rise up against the racial injustices in Birmingham. In paragraph eight, Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.” Dr. Martin Luther King is describing to his audience that racial injustice entraps and frustrates every person and that national policy is required to ensure that every person has a solid foundation of worth. In paragraph twelve, Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted.” Dr. Martin Luther King use of “dark clouds and deep fog passing away” is to show hope for his people suffering from racial
The Civil Rights era was a time of great turmoil and injustice for African Americans, however, Martin Luther King brought forth a tremendous amount of change through his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and his “I Have a Dream Speech”. Both documents demanded that the unjust treatment of African Americans had to change, as well heavily urged African Americans to remain peaceful and not resort to violence. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was an excellent example for demanding change since the primary message of King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was calling forth white moderates along with the church to no longer sit on the sidelines and allow the injustices on African Americans to continue any further. The “Letter from Birmingham Jail” focused on discussing the morality of the unjust laws created, and differentiates between man-made law and moral law. This was specifically done to show white moderates that civil disobedience was not entirely a negative thing.
The connection between each work comes down to individuals not being validated by white society is deemed as a source of freedom. Not only the idea of ignoring African American render them powerless, but this also becomes imbedded in their minds. The white culture was held as a symbol of beauty. And White American only saw the African American community for their color and treated them less than based on that fact. For this reason, Blacks always struggled to exist in a dominated white culture.
I feel like everyone has had to wear a mask at some point in their life. People are always so afraid of other people’s opinion and what they’ll think. It is evident in the poem, that at that time blacks were still afraid of what other people would do if they really said how they felt. They would put on this act that made them seem happy to be free, but behind that they would still be upset about all the rights they still didn’t possess, line one “We wear the mask that grins and lies”. African-Americans realized how hard it would be for them to gain all that everyone else had, stated in line thirteen “Beneath our feet, and long the mile”, and were scared of that, too.
In “The Color of Success” written by Eric Watts talks about how he was not taken serious as an African American man because he acted too white. Watts was considered too white because he wanted to study, talk with proper English, and go to school. He was bullied for wanting to do these things, but refused to look at himself as a victim.