Martin Luther King's Impacts Of Civil Disobedience

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Civil disobedience is defined as the refusal to comply with laws or to pay taxes and fines, as political protest or peaceful form. I strongly believe that peaceful resistance to laws positively impacts a free society; especially depending on the situation at hand, similar to Martin Luther King non-violent tactics to stop racial segregation. An action like that doesn’t result in an instant change in the world but it brought notice to the problem. There was a gradual change that he contributed to the civil rights movement. He wanted Justice for his people and he did everything in his power to do so. A more modern situation where there were multiple protest with peaceful resistance was the presidential election, in which caused a lot of controversy.…show more content…
Whereas justice could differ from one 's perception. According to Plato, “Justice is a moral right of conception amongst one 's harmonious strength, freeform judgement upon the social and quality aspects of life.” This shows that justice is referred to the morality of right and wrong, similar to Trump believing that Immigration is one of the major reasons why the crime rate is continuing to rise in America. Trump stated,“ When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us.” Signifying that he is not trying to unify the country at all. When justice is the harmony in an organized political body that comes together, but can’t possibly unit when our own president consistently tries to tear us apart. A model society in which consists of the harmony of relations between politics within the…show more content…
Dr. Martin Luther King wrote in his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" in response to eight white clergymen who attempted to unite white society against the civil rights movement with their article “A Call for Unity”. King painstakingly wrote and released his letter. Within its contents, Dr. King argued that the civil rights movement was a human movement not a black person 's movement. Indicating that he wants everyone to prosper. This makes a complete difference as far as the reason behind the movement and the intentional effects that the person is intended for. He makes this clear when he cites “Whenever necessary and possible, we share staff, educational and financial resources with our affiliate…Birmingham invited us to be on call to engage in a nonviolent direct-action program if such were deemed necessary (King, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”).” Through these examples, King is attempting to express that the civil rights movement wasn’t just focused on blacks in particular. It was focused based on human rights because they were segregated and discriminated against. He didn’t want the movement to be about just race, he wanted all people to be accepted as humans and stop the injustice of segregation. These examples provide clear evidence for his argument of the civil rights movement being a human rights movement, and not a black movement. King labels these events and traumas as examples of injustice. Because justice is an abstract concept, King goes on to define it as
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