Malcolm X 's approach towards racial equality was always "by any means necessary", meaning he promoted followers of the Islam religion to defend themselves and do what they had to do. Malcolm X believed African-Americans didn 't need to fight for civil rights in a country where they were only brought to as slaves. He wanted them to embrace their roots and isolate themselves. The main conflict between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X was violence or nonviolence. Malcolm X 's violent approach towards equality came from his childhood and Islamic religion.
Martin Luther King Jr. and him were the two main speakers representing for the blacks. Malcolm X talked about the real problem during civil rights which is why aren’t they allowing us where they eat or go to school were they do. He is known as a religious reformer, he committed to the religion of Islam when he was in jail for a case of robbery when he was young. Most say he is also an inspirational figure which calmed them down from being picked on or judged by. Many came to come see and watch Malcolm X to speak at his rallies for black’s.
People consider him as one of the greatest political and spiritual leaders who struggled for black people and Muslims. Also, he had contributed to the spread of Islam in the society of the black people in United States. After his trace, radical black activists in the late 1960s, they had followed the movements on his teachings and speeches. For instance, the Black Power movement, the Black Arts Movement, and the widespread adoption of the slogan “Black is beautiful” are all rooted to the consciousness of Malcolm X. Like his revolutionary ideas, it had challenged civil right activists to overcome the oppressions in all
While King had focused on loving our enemies, Malcolm X called us back to ourselves, acknowledging that taking care of blackness was our central responsibility. Even though King talked about the importance of black self-love, he talked more about loving our
Tyra Bruner Professor Gina Crawford English 101 11 March 2018 Malcolm X African Americans have come a long way to gain freedom and civil rights. Because of this, movements have taken place peacefully throughout history to obtain these opportunities. Prominent figures in society have fought for minorities to be free, represented, and understood. Although these privileges are now apparent in the world, for most, they are still presented with trials and tribulations that ultimately prohibit them from prospering in the same way as their counterparts. Malcolm X, an African American activist, and minister helped shaped the Civil Rights era by continuing his education to become an advocate for black rights, introducing his philosophies
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. He did not believe that the problem of the African Americans would be solved through a peaceful, quiet means and
In his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin stated, “So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.” By this, Franklin meant that reasoning enables people to justify all of their actions. Justification, in this case, is rationalization. In his Autobiography, Franklin writes about his being a vegetarian, due to the reason that killing animals, fish in this instance, was unprovoked murder and therefore he would not eat them. However, when he smelt fish cooking, he remembered how he used to love fish, and he had a desire to eat it after he had smelt it. Franklin describes this inner conflict as having to balance “principle and inclination.” He then justified his desire for the fish with fairly sound reasoning.
In Coates’s letter to his son, he wrote about the racial injustices that African Americans lived through from now and back then. Although most Americans believe that all the promises of the Civil Rights Movement have been realized based on Obama’s speech on Selma, after analyzing a Langston Hughes poem, Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter, and the article “A Letter To My Son” it is clear that we still have a long way from truly ridding America of racial tensions and progressing toward becoming a more integrated America. If you were to look at the world through the eyes of an African American back in the 1950’s, you would notice that everything is in black and white rather than color.
He spoke up about racial inequalities and followed notorious leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, as well as various black groups. Even though they were father and son, the movie portrays their usage of their political voice differently. The movie The Butler and the BBC documentary KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy display different organizations and groups that exercised their political voice in different ways. The Butler mainly focus on black organizations, groups and
King shows this social power white control by detailing how the white race does not want justice, they want to maintain order. The order during this time period is having control and power over all other races. The white moderate does not care for justice of the black race, but only for the discipline of these individuals that fight back because it may affect the power that they currently