Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From A Birmingham Jail

Good Essays
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a Letter from a Birmingham Jail, “Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture: but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.” While it seems like a singular person has respectful opinions and is generally accepting, large groups are more likely to side on the negative view point on a subject. Whether this is because a larger group is louder with its opinions, or just because it is easy to be persuaded if there are more people with the same views, ‘good’ people are always in the minority. If the amount of good people in the world is low, true justice is near impossible. Then again, what is true justice? Justice is when everyone has equal rights and is given fair treatment. Typically, this is…show more content…
Numerous events have happened where great injustices were acted out on minorities, whoever that group might be in a particular part of the world. A prime example would be the civil rights movement in the United States. The civil rights movement is always thought of in terms of the distant past, which is not the case. The height of the movement wasn’t fifty years ago. Also, just because segregation was abolished in the United States, doesn’t mean that racism was extinguished too. There is still extensive evidence to support that racism is still running rampant, and not only in America. While it is definitely more subdued than it was fifty years ago, there are still remnants from past generation’s opinions showing themselves in the adults who were raised by them. There are still race riots, most famously being Ferguson and Baltimore. Plus, these are just a few instances of an injustice towards one particular minority. Many more races are effected by racism, which isn’t the only form of being unjust,
Get Access