Questions On Letter From Birmingham City Jail

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Letter from Birmingham City Jail, 1963 Question 4. Where did King position himself and his followers along the spectrum of black society? What alternatives to nonviolence were advocated by others? Why did he gain “a bit of satisfaction from being considered an extremist”? Response: The King positioned himself and his followers as ones that wanted to fight against injustice. “Beyond this, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here… I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and no be concerned about what happens in Birmingham, Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King wanted his followers and himself to fight the injustice of segregation in Birmingham. He said “you deplore the demonstrates that are presently taking place …show more content…

Who did they consider allies and enemies? What were the major barriers to achieving their goals? Response: The goals NOW intended to seek was getting women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all the privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. Essentially NOW wanted women to be treated equal to me in society. They wanted full equality for women. Tactics NOW intended to use was organizing to initiate or support action, nationally or in any part of this nation, by individuals or organizations. NOW considered their allies to be equal right activists and firm believers in the American law of the U.S Constitution. They considered these people and this piece of paper to argue that they are just as equal as men are and that all people are created equal. They considered technology, education, and the workforce to be their enemies because women were replaced by technology and they were discriminated in education systems and the workforce. The major barriers to achieving their goals were as the assumptions during the 1960’s “that a man must carry the sole burden of supporting himself, his wife, and family, and that a woman is automatically entitled to lifelong support by a man upon her marriage, or that marriage, home and family are primarily woman’s world and responsibility.” Then you had other …show more content…

Response: Men might benefit from NOW’s goals are realized? If NOW’s goals are realized this would help me in politics because they could easily use this as their agenda. Another way this might benefit men is pay in the workforce because now that there is more people competing for pay in the workplace men are going to want to get the highest to prove that they are the provider. So, it makes the man more competitive in providing for his

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