Ethos In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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In the excerpt “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr., King utilized ethos and logos to express his belief for a country without judgment of character based solely on one's skin color and discrimination towards the Negro community. The ongoing crisis of racism greatly existed in Birmingham, where King used ethos to persuade his peers that the “white power structure left the Negro community with no alternative” but to revolt (5). After a promise over riddance of all supremacist signs hung up in establishments, Negroes were later faced with even more signs that only continued the inadequate treatment. After learning of the new signs, King decided that there was no other option but to take action for the promise that was
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