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Unformatted text preview: most likely maintain the status quo of segregation. King then moves on to the second part of his counterargument. He refutes their claim on a deeper level, an emotional level. King boldly states that there will never a “well timed” direct-action campaign, because for those oppressed by segregation; the word “wait” has been interchangeable with the word “never.” King sums up his counterargument with the quote “justice too long delayed is justice denied.” Putting off King’s more “radical” forms of protest in favor of “waiting” for the new administration to act would be both illogical on a shallow level, and immoral on a deeper level, because the longer they wait the more they are allowing people to live under injustice....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course ENG 1100 taught by Professor Windholz during the Spring '11 term at Fordham.
- Spring '11