Summary Of Martin Luther King's Segregation Now

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In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King was holding a protest over the unethical treatment of blacks in Birmingham, Alabama. A judge ordered Dr. King to stop protests, and he was thrown in prison. During his time in solitary confinement in prison he wrote “Letter from a Birmingham jail” in which he addressed his understanding of justice and the unmoral, unethical treatment of blacks. He pushed to desegregate to communities and bring them together as one, as humans. While this happened many years ago, racism still rears its ugly head as shown in Tuscaloosa, all these years later. The ProPublica article “Segregation Now” is an excellent piece explaining the racism that still exists in America today. Dr. Martin Luther King was a God-fearing man as shown in his beliefs of what “Justice” is. He gives his explanation for the difference between just and unjust as, “A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God”. (King) He goes on to say, “Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust”. (King) He finds his meaning of Justice through the Word of God. Dr. King believes us as humans should be able to express ourselves, doesn’t matter if we are black, white, or pink. He believes if we are human we have God given rights that should not be taken away from any person. While the obviously unethical treatment of blacks would definitely be unjust, King has a different approach to the situation than most. He

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