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Department
Political Science
Course
POL300H1
Professor
Jody Boyer/ Tom Malleson
Semester
Fall

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POL300 Lecture Nov 8, 2012 • What is wrong with the world? o • What is the ideal state? o • What is his vision of human nature? o Of history? o Who am I? • How does King read the Sermon on the Mount? o How does he connect human history and divine history? • African American Community and the State • America essentially founded on lies by • Stating that “all men are created equal” o Founded on such religious ideals, but so inherently racist  o Almost suggests that God would support these racist actions  Unrealistic since the bible tells us that we should all love  each other equally   • Slaves and plantations o Alienation of African Americans  o From slaves and plantations to share cropping after the abolishment of  slavery  Created economically disadvantages for the African American  community • Connection with Thurman and Jesus/Black community o Outcast o Economically disadvantaged o Minorities in comparison to the prosperous white community o Separate but equal schools • Resistance of the black community in white institutions,  schools, etc. • Makes blacks feel as less of part of the state • Rosa parks­ bus boycott o Community carpool   Some walked for miles to get to work   The community was brought together by the resistant nature of  martin Luther king Jr.’s leadership 1. Brief history of African­American Political Philosophy 2. Sources of King’s political vision
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