Black Lives Matter Infographic
Read Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Particularly note his justification of disobeying unjust laws.
Listen to Dr. King’s reading of this letter in his own voice.
Quote worth noting:
One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all.”
Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.
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Note: As of 9/21/2020, Black Lives Matter has edited their website, eliminating some of the more controversial statements about their mission. This, however, does not mean that these goals have been abandoned by the organization.
An archived version of the website can be found here.
Read Disrn’s report on this change.
*This infographic has since been removed from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture’s web portal. However, its creation and original posting is telling about the reaches of Critical Race Theory.