just, but is in fact unjust because it denies the colored people their basic constitutional rights of forming an assembly and protesting. He goes on to say that willingly taking the consequences of breaking a law, such as going to jail, shows that he is more respectful for laws. He values the importance of laws, but also values the importance towards breaking unjust laws that deny people of their rights in order to make a statement. He also says that nonviolent action is needed to lift the colored people from oppression formed by unjust laws that limit them. (3) Describe the spectrum of forces working on racial issues and where Dr. King positions his movement in relation to them. He feels that he is in the middle of two of the main ideals in the black community towards segregation, ignorance of racial inequality and violence towards obtaining racial equality. He describes the creation of black nationalist communities as advocating violence, and he is trying to advocate that nonviolent resistance is a better way to protest. (4) What consequences might follow if the "white brothers" dismiss nonviolent action?
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