Can there be justice without equality?

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement as well as a world-renowned figure in the modern history of non-violent resistance. Assassinated in 1968, he…

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Charitable Effort

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In this essay from Democracy and Social Ethics, originally published in 1902, Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, focuses on the "the…

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Beverly Hills, Chicago

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Renowned for her "small... terse portraits of the Black urban poor" (Richard K. Barksdale), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gwendolyn Brooks here showcases the disparity created by social class and race. The…

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The Eleventh

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Published in 1918, “The Eleventh” was written by French novelist, editor, and journalist, Henri Barbusse about the arbitrary nature of philanthropy and giving. The narrator of Barbusse's story, a young…

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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

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Le Guin's beautiful, perceptive short story unfolds a moral conundrum as it reveals the stunning costs of a seemingly utopian town's comforts. If our comfort depends on the suffering of…