MLK Jr.: For Whites Only

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“... that all men will be guaranteed the “unalienable rights…” This is a quote known from the declaration of independence; “of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This document meant to be for all of the people (white or black), but of course it came down to only half of the people (white people). MLK Jr. was a leader, willing to help fight for everybody’s rights (white or black). A conflict occurred, that eventually America solved. MLK Jr. was just like everybody, like he is a human or he does the same things that everybody will do or have done at least once in their life. A check for freedom is a possibility. Everybody has probably heard the saying: “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” well it’s the same thing for skin or race.…show more content…
During the time of segregation some things were only for blacks and only for whites. This was a problem. Some Drinking fountains were only for white use only, or whites can only vote and not blacks, which got this whole period of time started. Black people were aggravated because the whites were segregating them. This provided an argument/statement for how the whites treated the blacks. Everywhere you go, no matter what state you are in you will see these signs everywhere. Segregating people was wrong and the black people did something about it. The devices that MLK Jr. used were logos, ethos, and pathos. “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”’(King, 1) This is an argument that made sense. Of course Ethos because he is the one who is credible for his speech. He also used pathos because the entertained the young audience in his crowd. The devices he made was appropriate and appealing to the audience. “With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, knowing that we will be free one day.”(King, 3) This made an argument because it shows and explains how they will be stop being segregated when they get their rights. “And so we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of
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