The Pursuit Of Justice By Mary Mccarthy And Letter From Birmingham Jail

1777 Words Jul 19th, 2015 8 Pages
History always repeats itself. The pursuit of justice can date back to ancient times, when Socrates persisted in his unswerving commitment to truth and philosophical beliefs. Nonetheless, throughout human history, the elimination of injustice somewhere must mean the new birth of injustice somewhere else. Sometimes just as people set the superficial justice on their land, they sow the seeds of injustice in the land simultaneously. Injustice derives from the dark side of human nature, which humans could never exterminate. The ideal of an entirely egalitarian society is too good to be true. Because injustice is inextinguishable by its nature, the mentally harmful stigma of racial discrimination remains in the minds of those who have experienced it until now. The essays, “Artists in Uniform” by Mary McCarthy and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr. well demonstrate the existing racial injustice in the modern society. In this letter, King defends his strategies of using non-violent disobedience toward racism and taking direct actions rather than waiting for the courts to bring justice. In comparison, Mary McCarthy wrote “Artists in Uniform” during the climax of the anti-Communist movement. In that notable time period of American history, anti-Communist and anti-Semitic sentiments hung over the whole American society. Since ninety percent marginalized and discriminated by the “ordinary” whites. With this background, the colonel’s anti-Semitic sentiment seems…

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