Dr. King Jr., Gandhi, and San Suu Kyi

1321 Words Jul 11th, 2018 6 Pages
Many people around the world still suffer from social injustice and subject to many forms of discrimination. Governments violate human rights when they deny their own citizens the freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, and the right to vote. When the governments prohibit an individual to criticize the government for its human rights violation, the governments in turn violate universal rule of laws. Governments also commit crimes against humanity when they use brute force to suppress people. Accordingly, Dr. King Jr. believed that citizens shouldn’t abide to the laws that cause social injustices and division among people. Gandhi advocated a more direct civil disobedience against the British laws that enslave the Indian. At the …show more content…
In order to stay truthful with the US’s democratic principles, Dr. King believed society shouldn’t have an imaginary line to divide among it citizens that based on an individual skin color or ethnicity. Dr. King bear witness to minority and himself subjected to racial discrimination and social injustice. In Dr. King’s letter written to eight Alabama clergymen who asked Dr. King abide by the rule of the court that bans public demonstration without a permit. However, the peaceful protest that leads to social unrest, where the Anglo Saxons sanction hatred and acted violence toward the black demonstrators, and further impeaching the progression of the Civil Rights movement. In the letter, Dr. King said, "You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. This is certainly a legitimate concern. Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court decision of 1954 outlawing segregation in public schools, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws. One may well ask: ‘how can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?’" (218). The police have no justifiable causes or reasons to imprison Dr. King for a peaceful march that demand justice to be served and end racism without violent demonstration. The non-violent civil rights movements brought an end to segregation in United States. Dr.