MLK Assignment

MLK Assignment - An unjust law would be if the law banned black Americans from the right to vote or change laws when all Americans are clearly

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Woo 1 Kristie Woo Professor John Skrentny DOC 2: Justice (C20) 8 January 2010 MLK Response A “just” law, according to Martin Luther King Jr., is one that can be equally applied to all citizens, regardless of their innate characteristics. A just law creates a society where all groups of people are treated equal and have the access to mobility. There are strong ties to moral law in a just law. A just law would be prosecuting all those who murder, regardless of their physical appearance or race. If a murderer was of the superior white race, he or she would still be prosecuted for breaking the law, just as an African American would be. An “unjust law”, on the other hand, for MLK is a law that is unequally applied to the groups in society. Unjust laws form superior and inferior groups, in which he inferior groups suffer from unequal treatment and access to opportunities that the superior group has access to.
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Unformatted text preview: An unjust law would be if the law banned black Americans from the right to vote or change laws, when all Americans are clearly given the right to do so. In accordance with MLK, I also think that a “just law” is one that can be equally applied to everyone. No one is forced to follow “superior” commands, or made legally supreme. Both groups are able to equally keep one another accountable in obeying the law. An example would be allowing Black people to hold protests and demonstrations just as many times as their fellow white citizens. An unjust law, in my opinion, is any law that prohibits a citizen from mobility to the top. The restriction of access to all rights and privileges given to a “superior” class. A dyad is created Woo 2 between the groups. An example would be banning black children from learning the same curriculum as their white classmates, despite attending the same school....
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course DOC 2 taught by Professor Wimberley during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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MLK Assignment - An unjust law would be if the law banned black Americans from the right to vote or change laws when all Americans are clearly

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