11 November 2014
Three Ways to Meeting Oppression
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about oppression and oppressed people. King states 3 ways on how people meet oppression. The first of which is acquiescence, which means that they reluctant acceptance of something without protest. The second physical violence and corroding hatred. King strongly states that violence never, and will never bring peace. The third is by nonviolent resistance, where the struggle to reconcile the truths between the black people and the white people.
What I believe King is trying to say in this article is that violence will get you nowhere in life. We feel like we have fight or get aggressive to get our points across to people. Violence will put us in the same spot we are already in. Nonviolent resistance is the best thing to do because there is no fighting involved. Martin Luther king Jr. states, “Through nonviolent resistance the Negros will be able to rise to the noble heights of opposing the unjust system while loving the perpetrators of the system” (79 King)That just means, that we should fight with the unjust system and still love the enemy.
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