What Is King Thesis In Letter From Birmingham Jail

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After establishing creditability, King shifts to explaining the grievances of African American through pathos. He gives examples of personal experience to bring forth the real truth of racism in Birmingham. He pushes for acceptance, oppression, and change for African Americans. If he did not push for those things, racism will still be an unsolved problem today. King stated, “Negroes have experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts”.(IN TEXT CITATION) He included that part to show how his people are being treated by unjust circumstances even involving the justice system. This part was included to infuriate his audiences felling’s toward the justice system. When reading King’s letter, there have been more unsolved bombing of negro’s homes and churches in Birmingham …show more content…

He adds personal experiences of seeing vicious mob lynches of family members, and policemen with dogs are willing to join in on the killings his sisters and brothers. The inhumane treatment of the colored in Birmingham shows they are being dehumanized and are below police dogs. King makes this point let his reader know of the inhumane treatment again effecting his reader’s emotions. This leaves his audience having a guilty conscience in a way manipulating his reader to feel like it is their fault that these events happened because they have not taken action to prevent racism. He used this tactic of manipulation years later in another of his speeches at Santa Rita. King describes he is disappointed in the church. “All Christianity know that the colored people will receive equal rights eventually, but it is possible that you are in too great a religious hurry” (King 26) This appeal of pathos proves that white preachers were racist even though they are men of God. King let his readers know that even though he does not have the churches approval he will succeed without their

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