Chapter Summary: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. King replies on the behalf of why direct action was taken and led to his arrest. After the Negro community had been refused negotiation, they used direct action as a way to force negotiation. Freedom was never given by the oppressor; it’s demanded by the oppressed. The Negro community wanted change and knew that they had to demand it because wait translated to never. They demanded it through direct action, justice wasn’t being delayed, it was being denied. The injustice of segregation had a cascading effect towards the black community. Segregation created a bias towards people of color enough that a police killing a negro wasn’t considered a crime. Black children grew up in discrimination from representation of their race and denial of
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