Why Is Martin Luther King Have Denied Their Basic Civil Rights

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Americans are denied their basic civil rights. King believes that African Americans in Birmingham (which represents American society as a whole) should have the right to their own opinions (freedom of speech), freedom to be able to participate in non-violent protest or assembly, should be registered voters and have the right to vote in general, participate in sit-ins, freedom rides, should have the same privileges that are afforded to the white moderate. African Americans should not be denied the right to go to the same schools, drink from the same fountains, have to suffer police brutality, to be thrown in jail for peaceful protesting, being humiliated day after day by “white” and “colored” signs which separated social and economic institutions, and denied equal goods and services. (King 2). King recognized that his people should have these basic civil rights, but segregation which was the law at the time deprived his people of those rights. It was a bad law that helped perpetuate injustice and needed to be eradicated.
Martin Luther King recognized that segregation was the force that was impeding on his people’s civil rights. Segregation was a bad law and the reason for that was the people making the laws (the statesmen) didn’t know what they were doing nor did they care about upholding an ethical and moral obligation to
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He imagined what the character of his ideal society should be like. He imagined all people be granted their civil rights, white Americans giving up their privileges voluntarily, wanting equality and justice for his people, equal distribution of goods and services like education, voting, accessibility to public places. King imagined a society where white Americans could be compassionate and kind towards members outside their community, empathic of people in need, the eradication of segregation, discrimination, racism, prejudice, and most importantly having full support and assistance from the
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