An Analysis Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King Jr states in his Letter from Birmingham Jail that, “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” (King 3) Injustice happens everywhere and can be seen on a daily basis. To most injustices, there is usually a bystander. A bystander has two choices, one being to get involved and the other to not do anything. Most people choose to show no action. Inaction in the face of injustice makes people morally culpable. Many people would agree that unneeded involvement in any problem can lead to violence, but not all involvement would have to include violence. Without involvement , most ideas or laws that we have today wouldn’t be in effect because