Judgement Day Essay

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Kelly Mammen English 101 September 16, 2009 Professor Jay Judgment Day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. uses logos to show his readers how their judgments and actions are wrong. He states “In your statement you assert that our actions even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence” (60). He goes on to give examples on situations where innocent people’s actions precipitate violence and how they should be protected and not condemned. One of his examples was someone who has money that is robbed, they would never be condemned because they had the money, and the same consideration should be given to Negroes because they were just exercising their rights to peaceful assembly and protest. King also talks about “the legislature of Alabama which set up that state’s segregation laws was democratically elected? Throughout Alabama all sorts of devious methods are used to prevent Negros from becoming register voters…some counties where the majority of the population are Negroes that are not registered” (58). King uses pathos to touch on his reader’s emotions and tries to have them relate to him. King describes how he has to tell his little girl that “she can’t go to the amusement park advertised on TV, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told it is closed to colored children, and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky” (57). Most people have a sort of soft spot in their hearts for children. Children are viewed as innocent little people that are almost sacred and are thought to never be harmed. Whether they had a black child or white child they know that they would never want to have to explain they couldn’t go somewhere just because of the color of their skin. He also talks about how some white brothers have joined them

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