Rodriguez 1 Jonathan Rodriguez Eng 102 Analysis/synthesis essay 06/20/2016 Coexistence If we ever want to live in coexistence, we need to start living in unity rather than segregation . If we keep moving towards diversifying ourselves and making each other seem as if we are unequal then we are just moving farther away from our goal when instead we should accept each other despite fundamental disagreements . Martin Luther King Jr.’s essay “ Letter from Birmingham Jail ” is a great essay that explains this in detail Martin Luther King discusses his fight for coexistence and how through hardships and a non-violent direct action approach they can make people realize that coexistence is needed. Kenji Yoshino also does a great job explaining this in his essay “Preface” and “The New Civil Rights” Kenji Yoshino claims that the world has come to their own understanding of what coexistence is they have it already established in their own minds that the segregated way the world is today is normal, when in fact it does not need to be this way. By looking at Kenji Yoshino and Martin Luther King Jr.’s essays, we can see that coexistence is still needed, which most people don’t see. This is important because if we ever want to advance ourselves and live in a somewhat like utopia coexistence is needed. “I therefore concur with you in your call for negotiation. Too long has our beloved southland been bogged down in a tragic effort to live in monologue rather than dialogue” (King).
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- Spring '20
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Nonviolence, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Kenji Yoshino, Martin Luther King III