Social Unjust Cause and Effect Paragraph.
How can the color of someone's skin, rely on who they are and how they should be treated? The color of blood is the color of life, and red is the color that everyone shares, no matter what ethnicity they belong to. Martin Luther King states, "An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the Moral Law." In society, an example of a social unjust that is of the past and present is racism. Racism is more prominent in the past than the present, but it all roots back to slavery. Rich, white, American farm owners would go to Africa and take Africans back to their farms and use them for labor. The farm owners would mistreat them just because of the color of their skin. The problem was mostly in the south, but even through slavery has been abolished, racism is still a problem. During the time of Martin Luther King's letter, blacks had practically no rights in America. Segregation was a very common thing, and it was also an unjust law. America had made a law saying that all public facilities would be separated, one marked "white" and the other marked "colored." One of the reasons that racism is still very common today is from adults teaching racism to children. During that time, even teachers had separated black children from white children in the classrooms. The white children would grow up feeling a sense of inferiority towards blacks. The white man's opinion of blacks would be taught to his children and the cycle would go on. Since initially the cause of racism was slavery, there have been long-term effects that still linger on to this day. The effect of segregation, today, is the displacement that people have towards people of color. There has been a predisposed stereotype given to children from their parents, and they are raised thinking that people of color are always of a lower status. Racism today especially in the northern part of America has calmed down quite a bit.