Refer students to the last paragraph of page 2 of the segregation regulations, which deals with buses and other public transport. Ask if anyone can tell how Rosa Parks reacted when, in 1955, she was told to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, to make room for a white passenger, and what happened next. In Grade 7, many students will be familiar with this historic episode and the Montgomery bus boycott triggered by Ms. Parks` arrest. A „Teaching with Documents” website with rosa Parks` arrest report can be found on the National Archives website. The website shows a diagram of the bus showing Ms. Parks` seated and a brief description of the event, including the birth of young Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights activist during the bus boycott. 4. Read and analyze „Martin Luther King Jr. on just and unjust laws” – excerpts from a letter written at Birmingham City Jail. Plato and Socrates` argument rests solely on the premise of not acting unfairly, even if you have been treated unfairly.
But how to define in a fair and unfair way? For Socrates, the expert on the just and the unjust is a rational argument. Plato concludes that „Since we must not act unfairly,” he concludes that „contrary to what many believe, the person who has been treated unfairly must not act unfairly” (P 6). Breaking the law does not help the city, which is why man is above all, and it is also considered unfair. If Socrates was wrongly imprisoned, he was being treated unjustly. But that does not give him the right to act unjustifiably or to break the law. „Your homeland is more honorable, more venerable, holier than your mother, father and other ancestors; That it occupies a more important place both for the gods and for men who have meaning,” said Plato (P 8). Laws are the most important when it comes to justice and the maintenance of the functioning of the city; Breaking ruins the orchestrated machine that is the city. The discussion of practical examples of King makes it clear that he wants to understand the impact of fair legislation on their effects on groups rather than laws that wrongly apply to certain individuals. I was recently reminded of an article I published — when I was studying law — about fair and unjust laws based on Dr.
Martin Luther King`s letter from Birmingham Prison. I thought some of you might also find an interesting read, so I`ll re-edit it here. Here, King defines the justice of a law as dependent on its respect for moral principles and the impact it produces or brings to the individual and society. You are supposed to write her a letter to convince her that your action is based on principles and an understanding of the subjects related to it, and not just on wanting to join the crowd. The letter should contain a paragraph on each of these: And from Matthew 19:4-6, when Jesus addresses a question about divorce, it says: „Have you not read that the Creator made her male and female from the beginning . . . That is why will a man leave his father and mother, and join his wife, and will these two become flesh? So there are no more two of you, but a meat.