How Justice Can Unite People for the Same Cause

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There was almost always a moment of history where there happens to be a fight of some sort. It would be usually a conflict among the people for social or economic reform. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights movement, as well as Malcolm X, and others who would stand up for what they believe is right. The movement had established controversial strategies to push legislation to restore stability. However it may be it is not just the minority that stands up for what they believe. It also applies to everyone who wants justice to be delivered, but nobody else would do it for them. So it is the individual’s responsibility to take action with others when any unjust act or law takes away people's liberty and or dignity by means of peaceful protests, cooperation with other colleagues, and through the system. One would be powerless when working alone, but when groups of people cooperate together, they can deliver the grievances to the government for them to acknowledge what people expect from them. As King in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” wrote, “an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (378). It is not just in the hands of a single person as King implied. It takes a handful of people to make a change. He sought for others to assemble and take action for their “birthrights” by explaining, “The purpose of our direct-action program is to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation” (380). Trying to get the message across the nation at the time was difficult and King wanted it to accelerate the pace for reform. “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor” King added, “it must be d... ... middle of paper ... ...sees justice. From violent approach to sit-ins and boycotts, it could take a will of a single person to assemble a group of people with the same idea in mind. From the Civil Rights to the Occupy Movement, a single movement can change one’s perception on justice. There will always be a struggle for which anyone can overcome if they cooperate with each other. Works Cited Biddle, RiShawn. "Malcolm X: All-American." The American Spectator Jul 2011: 79-81. ProQuest. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. Walsh, Mark. "Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Two Civil Rights Cases." Education Week 20.19 (2001): 23. ProQuest. Web. 29 Nov. 2013. King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Letter From Birmingham Jail." A World of Ideas. 9th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013. 377-92. Print. Lao-Tzu. "Thoughts from the Tao-te Ching." A World of Ideas. 9th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013. 206-15. Print.
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