The thesis statement begins when he starts to explain why he is in Birmingham and why he is in the situation he’s in. I think his whole purpose of writing this was mainly to address an evident inequality that occurred during this time. Martin Luther King Jr.
Says ” Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.” He uses this logical quote to make his position of the campaign being wise and timely clear to the reader by relating it back to previous historical events. Dr. King makes a great point when he says, “Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider.” That quote plays a tremendous part in 2018 because a lot of controversy is going on between Donald Trump and his racist ways. In 2018, Trump is basically trying to kick Mexicans out and, in many interviews, he says racial slurs and talks about this not being their country and what not. In the letter, Dr.
King talks about how things done when Hitler was alive were legal but when people tried to help the Jews, it was illegal. The major moments of his letter come in when he talks about the suffering the African American community has to endure. For people to understand what he is talking about in his letter, you have to understand why the situation is so biased.
So, in this letter he gives a lively picture of what African Americans had to go through, and still go through, in the segregated South. In the second part, Dr. King says that he has always heard the word wait, when pertaining to gaining freedom, but he feels as if wait means never. He also talks about how most people don’t know how the African American community feels and what they’ve gone through and continue to go through.
Dr. King says “The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jet like speed toward gaining political independence, but we stiff creep at horse-and-buggy pace toward gaining a cup of coffee at a lunch counter.” He uses this quote to stress the point that America is moving too slow for a country that’s supposed to be centered around freedom and equality.