Martin Luther King: Social Injustice

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In the statement that King writes, he tries to describe the social injustices that are portrayed in society between the Caucasians and African Americans. By stating that an injustice that affects one directly, affects other indirectly, shows that the the black people are being affected and this injustice will influence the white people, because the black people will take a stand on the grave issue. I believe that he is right because if we look at our society today, we can see that injustices that happen in one country, always has a domino effect to other countries. For example, although many countries are at war, one will try to escape to another country for relief, which will affect the other countries in terms of refugee population. An example…show more content…
“When you are harried by day and haunted by night by the fact that you are a Negro, living constantly at tiptoe stance, never quite knowing what the expect next..then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait “ (King 4). The second appeal that is used in this letter is when he tries to show pathos to portray the difficulties that the blacks face in white controlled institutions, like prisons. He tries to convey the brutality of the situation and expresses the physical conditions of the jails they are kept in to further evaluate on his point. " They have languished in filthy, roach infested jails, suffering from abuse and brutality of policemen who view them as dirty nigger-lovers" (King…show more content…
The first of these areas the reader can hear the words is during the time that he mentions the time that he has awaited for to end segregation. “For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piece of familiarity. “ One of the ways you can hear this is because it is in first person point of view, which makes the reader witness its King talking. Also one can hear this because he is so passionate about what he talks about. Secondly, another quote which the reader can hear the words is when he states how often people conform to false and wrong beliefs so they are not acting in rebellion. “But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.” One of the reason that I can clearly hear this is because the exclamation point shows his exact tone, as it depicts exactly how he talks during
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