Essay questions, Letter from Birmingham Jail
FIRST RESPONSE: Due Wednesday to Discussion Forum. At least 600 words.
A. answer one of the following questions and post to discussion forum as an attachment. 600 words. 25 points.
Option 1. King argues that a person is justified in breaking unjust laws, but how does one distinguish between just and unjust laws? What are some examples of unjust laws in contemporary society? Is King’s argument convincing?
Option 2. King's critics often said that he pushed too hard for change and that he should have allowed his opponents more time to adjust to the social changes he advocated. Why did King reject these arguments? In his opinion, who should determine the timetable for social change? Why?
Option 3. What is King's response to the argument that nonviolent direct action is too hasty and we should instead allow the given issue to resolve itself through the proper political channels? Is his response convincing?
B. By Thursday, read and respond using the PQW model to at least 3 other students.
SECOND RESPONSE: Due Sunday to Discussion Forum. At least 600 words.
A.answer one of the following questions and post to discussion forum as an attachment. 600 words. 25 points.
Option 1. In his letter, King takes white churches to task for not openly denouncing the evil of segregation, yet many ministers maintain that religious organizations should not take sides in partisan political issues. What is the proper role of the church in social issues? Should churches become involved in movements for social change? Why or why not?
Option 2. What is nonviolent direct action meant to accomplish, according to King? How does it do this? What characteristics do you think a society must already possess in order for nonviolent direct action to be effective?
B. By Tuesday of week 9, read and respond using the PQW model to at least 3 other students. NOTE: I will be especially looking for pertinent responses. Ask at least one question you think the writer could benefit from thinking about more deeply. Your responses should be about 200 words. 10 points
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