Preface: Below are my paraphrases of a variety of fact bite anecdotes by Morrow & Weston’s Complete Course in Critical Thinking. Paraphrasing helps me understand key points and also explain them better to other people.
- Original: Racial segregation reduces some persons to the status of things. Hence segregation is morally wrong. –MLK, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” 1963
MY PARAPHRASE: Dr. Martin Luther King realized that his segregation in jail in 1963 in Birmingham shows how some people get to be treated as superior, while others are treated as inferior, even jailbirds.