Letter From Birmingham Jail: Racism In The US

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“Make America Great Again!” said the current president of the United States. Donald Trump claims that he will probably be the least in America. However, his casino workers at Atlantic City, New Jersey have been accusing Trump for racism over the years. Kip Brown, a former employee at the casino, said “the bosses told black workers to leave the floor when Donald Trump visited” (O’Conner). Racism is still an ongoing problem in the United States. Even the president, who should be taking caring of all multiracial citizens in the country, is a racist. Nonetheless, there has been constant effort and changes to expunge racism such as Martin Luther King Jr’s letter from the Birmingham Jail, marches, protests, and court cases like Brown v. Board of education in the past. Other than those, people still need to work on annihilating the racism, which still remains in our culture and stomping on African American’s hearts.…show more content…
strived to bring equality and justice for African Americans in the United States. On April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the Letter from Birmingham Jail. This is one of the most important written documents of the civil rights era. In the letter, he speaks about the injustice of the United States law for putting him and others in jail for protesting the treatment of blacks in Birmingham, Alabama. Also he emphasizes on the nonviolent protest activities including “four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustice exists; negotiation; self purification; and direct action” (Martin Luther King Jr.) should be done to achieve the civil rights for African Americans. The impact of this letter did not happen immediately but it helped the Birmingham campaign to rise up again and lead to other civil rights
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