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Kings Fight for Justice Justice is like a breath of air each person is entitled to it and is born with the right to take it Definitions can sometimes lack the true meaning of a term For example justice has a different meaning to each person The Webster Dictionary defines justice as Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit honesty fidelity impartiality as the justice of a description or of a judgment historical justice806 However perhaps it is not the definition of the word but the way the term in used and interpreted which gives the term its true definition Justice knows no race Dr Martin Luther King describes justice in his essay Letter from Birmingham Jail King had been imprisoned for participating in sit-ins at lunch counters he was searching for racial equality King went to jail for a cause he believed in he was fighting for not only his rights but also justice King wrote his essay in an attempt to gain justice not only for himself but also for all African Americans King is a role model for many people he used words and peaceful measures to fight for his cause Justice is not bias King was perhaps the most influential leader for African American rights He strove for equal laws and equal rights among races King knew that he could find justice if he could find just laws However sometimes it is easier to define something by defining that which is opposite For example King first defined an unjust law before defining a just law Let us consider a more concrete example of just and unjust laws An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itselfa just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow and that
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