African American’S Have Been Inferior To Whites For Nearly

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African American’s have been inferior to Whites for nearly 100 years. Moreover, experiencing the forefront of brutality, racism, and discrimination of this great nation. Baldwin, King, and Coate write informative letters addressing the lifestyle forced upon blacks, due to the misguided tradition. The authors express the benefits of the injudicious customs for Whites at the price of slavery, injustice, and violence towards Black Americans. Baldwin, King, and Coate overflow their letters with hope, faith, and love to educate people when they’re in their darkest hour. “My Dungeon Shook” by James Baldwin embraces one’s identity through extracting love from his race of people and to stay strong. He infers that you should not concentrate on the …show more content…

Baldwin states, “You must accept them and accept them with love; for these innocent people have no other hope, they are in effect still trapped in a history which they do not under; and until they understand it they cannot be released from it” (pp.2). Baldwin asserts not to transform oneself, rather be humble and hopeful. The second letter, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King Jr. aim is civil disobedience, nonviolence, and the church. He believes ensuring equality and integrity is the church responsibility. He argues, “In spite of my shattered dreams of the past, I came to Birmingham with the hope that the white religion leadership of this community would see the justice of our causes and with deep moral concern serve as the channel through which our grievance could get to the power structure; I had hope that each of you would understand; But again I have been disappointed” (pp. 5). Kings assert that the main problem captivating society is the injustice and segregation of Black Americans. Moreover, he states, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere; we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny; whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly ” (pp.1). This implies that our lives are entangled within each other’s well-being when one man hurts we all hurt. King attempts to break the unjust law through a nonviolent campaign as a solution to the

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