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Informal Response to Letter from Birmingham City Jail

Racism, Sexism, and Human Rights
• bell hooks, Ain't I a Woman?
• Cornel West, Race Matters
• Suzanne Pharr, Homophobia as a Weapon of Sexism
• Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail
• Vine Deloria, Jr., Sacred Places and Moral Responsibility
Globalization, Terrorism, and an Islamic Idea of Justice
• Khaled Abou El Fadl, Islam and Democracy
• Peter Singer, One World: The Ethics of Globalization
• Bat-Ami Bar On, Why Terrorism Is Morally Problematic

I read these articles and I'm supposed to ask 4 people to give me an informal reactions ( 300-5— words) to one of the categories of readings. I have 3, but could use help with one more. Any of them is fine. Just please make sure you identify which category you are writing about and, when appropriate, make reference to the articles themselves. Your help would be appreciated a lot. Thanks

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The first place I have to start with the Letter from Birmingham City Jail at this point in time is taking an assessment of its contents. The rhetorical occasion is a critique. The larger occasion deals with segregation. The immediate occasion is the punishment for protesting in a peaceful manner, which can trigger a sympathetic response to the writer and/or an outraged response to the audience.

The message of Martin Luther King, Jr. is that it is unjust to discriminate against people and punish them when they are fighting for rights in a peaceful manner. He conveys this by using several ...

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This solution of 410 words provides an informal response to MLK's famous writing, Letter from Birmingham City Jail (1965).

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