The purpose of this paper is to recognize the central view of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and reflect what I thought about the letter and how will it have an influence on my upcoming social work preparation. Included are three quotes that stood out as powerful and impressively put together.
The main thesis of Dr. Martin Luther King’s being in Birmingham was because of the many injustices that were geared towards Blacks/African Americans. His main purpose was to let the world know that not through riots and violence but through a peaceful protest we shall overcome. His being there was to bring awareness to the inequality, advocate for catalyst, and have the policies looked at so that we all could have the same human rights as the “white privileged” …show more content…
The nation was in total destruction in the early 1960’s; Dr. Martin Luther King saw that in Birmingham it was a connecting positioned around prejudice and discrimination. Dr. King stated “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (King, 1963). For example, speaking on a very relevant topic, police brutality among the black communities. This is a form of inequality and injustice practiced with a badge. Some law enforcers abuse the judicial system, to commit unjust acts and that terrifies the nation because of the inequality expressed whenever those who have committed the crime walks away free. Not only have Blacks been shot down by the police officers but Hispanic, Mexicans, and Caucasians, the only difference is that it is predominately in the Black community that it gets addressed or is shown the strongest.
My gut reaction to this “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by the late Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King was phenomenal. Reasons behind my statement is many people in the Black community wanted to fight back, as in “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” referenced from the King James Holy