Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter In A Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested after protesting for black discrimination. While in jail, he wrote a descriptive letter to the clergyman. “Letter in a Birmingham Jail” discusses salient arguments and themes that is nonetheless still principal in today’s society. First and foremost, King repeatedly brings up the theme and argument of fixing justice and injustice: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (King, Paragraph 4) This refers to racism because if open-eyed people don’t do anything about wrongdoing discriminatory actions, than this could mean people are morally blind and there is something wrong with all of us. Next, A point King yearned to get across was the disappointment of the white churches and the clergymen,