King Jr

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In an article called “The Profit of One Man is the Loss of Another”, Michel de Montaigne made the following statement, “This is a judgement that appears to the ill grounded , forasmuch as no profit whatever can be possibly be made but at the expense of another, and that by the same rule he should condemn all gain of any kind whatsoever.” He believed people only prosper off of someone else’s misfortune (Montaigne, 235).However, there are individuals who do perform good actions willingly. They help those who are experiencing hardship while expecting nothing in return. Examples of such people are Martin Luther King Jr. and members of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Martin Luther King Jr. was a former pastor and a black civil rights activist. He fought for the rights of…show more content…
King's successful civil rights activism, it is said that the “collective strength of individuals, organized in religious, civic, fraternal, and civil rights groups allowed southern blacks to begin overcoming fears reinforced by centuries of racism and repression”(Lawson, 246). The overcoming of these fears consisted of sit-ins, protests, boycotts, and marches. Also, Dr King was a big supporter of non-violence.He “rallied black southerners to confront racism through non-violence, when their instincts might pull them in the other direction”(Lawson, 249). His open mindedness made him a successful leader in terms of the African-American struggle for civil rights. This is what allowed him to connect with not only African-American people, but people of other races as well. Martin Luther King is a great example of someone who did not look for profit for himself. Dr. King’s biggest goal was to achieve equality for his fellow African American people. It was said that Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t just fight for civil rights but he fought for human rights as well. Montaigne makes a statement saying “Let every one but dive into his own bosom, and he will find his private wishes spring and his secret
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