Throughout his speeches and protests, he even elaborated on how insignificant violence and harm was in hurting others, besides physically. King believed in “peace, no violence, and unity between all” (www.biography.com). In contrast, Malcolm X was all for violence. Malcolm X was born into a Muslim household. He relied heavily on his faith and was extremely influential towards pushing others to join the Islamic community.
and Malcolm X both strived for unity because of their deep connection with religion. Both men used their religious beliefs as a moral compass to guide them through such adverse times. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister while Malcolm X was Sunni Muslim. Malcolm X was a follower of the Black Muslim faith, which decreed all white people as the enemy, until his pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca. His hajj renewed his outlook on not only race, but every aspect of life.
He preached for complete segregation, which Malcolm X coined and popularized the term separation, and in attempts to form a black society. Joining the Nation of Islam gave him the means to preach to African Americans who believed they did not have any other choices in fighting discrimination. Malcolm X was considered a radical due to his methods with the NOI, since violence was not out of the question. This contradicts Martin Luther 's view of multiracial, nonviolent approach. Malcolm X, at the beginning of his ministering, called for racial independence with criticisms of mainstream civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. who cooperated with the popular opinion of the time that was held by the majority of the population, that being white.
However, need for the African Americans power was the main reason for Malcolm X to advocate for their constitutional rights in America. His assassination had an overwhelming impact on the fight against racism and the oppression of the Blacks. Such that even today, the same effects are experienced including mass incarceration and widespread violence of African Americans. Malcolm X was considered as an inspiration by most of the African-Americans struggling to acquire their undeniable rights. Most of his philosophies regarding Black Nationalism are still relevant to current African-American society.
and Malcolm X both rose in the Civil Rights Movement effecting the United States Martin Luther King emerged as the head of the movement for justice and equality. Malcolm X Became the nations most effective and charismatic leader. Martin Luther King was for non-violent action participating in many marches to raise awareness for social injustice and delivered speeches that are still relevant today the most memorable being his, “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the Washington Monument in 1963. Malcolm X was for aggressive and violent action Malcolm X wanted blacks to cast off the shackles of racism, “by any means necessary” including violence if needed. In 1964 after coming back from a trip to Mecca he changed his views he believed that anger can blind human vision and peaceful protest was best.
In summary, Malcolm-X got assassinated but all of his achievements and goals made a huge impact on the world. In the end, Malcolm-x had a rough early life but that didn 't stop him from achieving his goals and him becoming a big figure for african americans. Malcolm-X was important for being a true activist for african americans and fought for their independence. Malcolm blew the world away with his activism and the legacy he left behind changed the way people
Comparing Malcolm X speech “Not Just an American Problem, But a World Problem” (Feb. 16th , 1965) and Martin Luther King Jr speech “I Have a Dream” (August 28th 1963.) Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X were both civil rights activist. With two different point of views of equality for all races. Malcolm X was the one to promote violence and Martin Luther King Jr tried to make it peaceful and non-violent. Martin Luther King Jr. talked to all races about equality.
This journal article belabours the point that is also a common theme in “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”: Malcolm’s changing views on civil rights. Again as a result of his tumultuous childhood because of the “white man”, Malcolm generalizes all white people as essentially haters of blacks because of the negative experiences he’s had with them and the tragic ways they treated him. But, as he grows older and matures, Malcolm has the eye-opening experience of seeing people of all colors worship next to each other. This is an interaction between blacks and whites that creates a positive environment as an outcome. Because of this experience, Malcolm X becomes less resilient to the idea that people of all colors can coexist.
Besides that, Malcolm X also intended to make his life’s account as proof of some social values so that his objective reader may see how in the society to which he was exposed as a black youth. Everything is changing. The only permanent thing on Earth is changes itself. Reading the book, following the series of changes he had underwent inspired me. “My life in particular never has stayed fixed in one position for very long” he said.
Martin Luther king continues to use pathos in his speech with the symbolism like joining of hands as if everyone is family and uniting. Whereas Malcolm X uses religion and symbolism to get his view across to segregate the races. As X tells his audience that white people are of a devil race and not of his god and uses biblical references to Noah's Ark. With delivering his speech with intent of segregation by pointing out how sinners didn’t listen to Noah, metaphorically saying that white people are the sinners. He speaks to his audience with logos as he will quote using his mentor’s name Elijah Muhammad.