Summary Of A Letter From Birmingham Jail

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The oppression facing trans women throughout history and the racism discussed in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “A Letter From Birmingham Jail” are similar in many ways. Including, but not limited to, social rejection, and restrictive legislation.
First, what's the definition of a trans woman? According to The Oxford English Dictionary, it’s, “A person who was registered as male at birth but who lives and identifies as a woman; a transgender woman.” (The oxford english dictionary: Oxford languages 2018) The first similarity is that both oppressed groups here cannot change the things about them that make the two groups targets. You cannot choose to be trans or change your race.
Secondly, how do these minorities face social rejection? In a study conducted by Karen L. Blair from the Department of Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University, they test if there is a difference in how trans people would be treated in relationships and this was the result. …show more content…

Blair, 2018). This concludes that there is clear, documented bias against trans people when choosing a hypothetical romantic partner in the hundreds of study participants. And with A Letter from Birmingham Jail the title itself can show how black people were rejected in society at the time, due to Martin Luther King Jr being put in jail for daring to speak about how society treats his people. Furthermore, he states directly in the letter that “We are caught in an inescapable

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