In Letter From Birmingham Jail, the part I find most persuasive is when Dr. King tells why African-Americans can no longer wait to gain the justice and equality they deserve, and there is not a “right time” to try to gain this justice and equality. It is true that African-Americans cannot not just wait and hope that one day they will gain the equality they deserve. Instead, they must act to gain justice and equality. When people are comfortable, change is unlikely to occur. If African-Americans did not create any tension, they may have never gained the equality they have today.
The stories show how much each individual fights for equality and justice, no matter the situation. Fahrenheit 451 describes a society where reading books are illegal. “Letter From Birmingham Jail” is a letter from MLK Jr. to some of his fellow clergymen discussing what he is doing in Birmingham and why he’s doing
This letter gives me reason and motivation to always fight for a just society. We live in a world with currently many conflicts from the racial disparity in high incarceration rates to gun violence and the war over gun rights. In his letter, King describes that Black Americans have no identity and that the oppressed cannot remain oppressed forever. King implies that they cannot be told to “wait for justice” because if they simply
The 14th amendment says it does not matter what gender you are if you are born in the USA you are a citizen then , you have a right to vote. Quotes from Susan B. Anthony , Men their rights and nothing more . women their rights and and nothing less . I declare to you you must not depend upon on the protection of man , but must be taught to protect herself , and take a stand. Independence is happiness.I distrust those people , who as well as what god wants them to do , because i notice it always coincides with their own decision .
In my opinion I feel that Scott and his family were free the minute they entered a free state. In the Plessy v. Ferguson case I think that both sides had very strong arguments, as stated in this paper. In my opinion, I agree with the judge, Plessy knew the consequences of sitting in the white area of the train car and still did it. Plessy’s argument was about the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. The train cars did not in any way have anything to do with slavery and everyone in the cars were being treated equally.
The superego is when the oppressed don’t do nothing about their situation. When they submit to injustice laws because that is what they saw their parents do and that is what is expected of them. Nonviolence resistance is the ego in the reading which tries to negotiate with the id in order to get what it wants (freedom) and also with the superego so it won’t go against what they have been thought. We see this situation described in Dr. Kings Letter from Birmingham Jail. Dr. King Jr. stated that he (his idea of nonviolent resistance - ego) stood in the middle of two opposing forces in the black community.
was sent to jail, following that he should express his feelings and he decided to write a letter. He used his opportunity to bring everyone up and fight writing about segregation, racism, law, truth and justice. He reminded us that we need to end segregation because everyone deserves the same happiness. In Martin Luther 's letter he uses logos to demonstrate his ability to inspire his fellow Civil Rights Activist, show empathy in the heart of white people and create compassion in the minds of the clergymen. Dr. King says “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” Dr King also says “All too many others have been more cautious than courageous and have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained-glass
Shirley had her way with words by speeches and speaking out her mind, she wasn 't shy to back off, she spoke for the people because she knew no one else would do it. In the speech Equality Rights For Women it says “... There is a calculated system of prejudice that lies unspoken behind that question. Why is it acceptable for women to be secretaries, librarians, and teachers, but totally unacceptable for them to be managers, administrators, doctors, lawyers, and Members of Congress... It has been observed before, that society for a long time discriminated against another minority, the blacks on the same basis - that they were different and inferior.
Americans are denied their basic civil rights. King believes that African Americans in Birmingham (which represents American society as a whole) should have the right to their own opinions (freedom of speech), freedom to be able to participate in non-violent protest or assembly, should be registered voters and have the right to vote in general, participate in sit-ins, freedom rides, should have the same privileges that are afforded to the white moderate. African Americans should not be denied the right to go to the same schools, drink from the same fountains, have to suffer police brutality, to be thrown in jail for peaceful protesting, being humiliated day after day by “white” and “colored” signs which separated social and economic institutions, and denied equal goods and services. (King 2). King recognized that his people should have these basic civil rights, but segregation which was the law at the time deprived his people of those rights.
In a time of fighting for freedom, not all felt free. The new declaration claims “All men are created equal”, leaving the women still with no rights and completely relying on men. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, used her position to bring forward her own strong feminist views and felt women should be included in the declaration. Abigail’s fight for women's rights made an extensive impact on history because she pioneered a path for future women to come. While Abigail Adams fought for women's rights, John Adams thought women should just be house workers and supporters.