May. 16th, 2014

As I was reading "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and listening to the TED Talk video called "Danger of a Single Story" I started to noticed similarities between the two authors. In the video Danger of a Single Story it is mentioned that her room mate was surprised by her English speaking skills and wanted to listen to her "tribal music" even though the author knew of Western music artists. This stereotyping, in my view, is a form of oppression which you're judging and book by its cover. Oppression also connects with Mr. King Jr. story in which he states "Let me give another explanation. An unjust law is a code inflicted upon a minority which that minority had no part in enacting or creating because it did not have the unhampered right to vote." This shows that there is still oppression now just like there was 20, 30 years ago to certain minorities.

Discussion Question: Will the stereotypes ever be put to rest and will people judge not on what they heard but on their actions and what they see for themselves?

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