Today we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We can never read his Letter from Birmingham Jail too many times:
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Let us turn to a more concrete example of just and unjust laws. An unjust law is a code that a majority inflicts on a minority that is not binding on itself. This is difference made legal. On the other hand, a just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow, and that it is willing to follow itself. This is sameness made legal.
What meaning do the themes presented in Letter from Birmingham Jail, written in August 1963, have for you on January 20, 2020?
Which chapters and scenes in A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest present experiences of legalized oppression and social injustice?
What do you think about how these experiences are presented in the narrative of the story?
Are they expressed with authenticity and historical accuracy?