The Ways Of Meeting Oppression By Martin Luther King Jr.

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In "The Ways of Meeting Oppression" Martin Luther King, Jr. states how people deal with oppression and how effective those responses are. He states that people deal oppression in three characteristic ways. The first one being acquiescence. The oppressed accept their way of life and become accustomed to it. He compares the civil rights movement to Moses leading out the slaves from Israel in which the slaves at the time did not want to escape. King states that "To accept passively an unjust system is to cooperate with that system; thereby the oppressed has become as evil as the oppressor." King says "A second way that oppressed people sometimes deal with oppression, is to resort to physical violence and corroding hatred." he says that violence

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