Comparing Martin Luther King Jr. And Malcolm X Essay

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In the articles I have read about Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X I have noticed these men have very different styles on how they want to help with segregation. Malcolm was about self defence and to fight back. But Martin Luther King Jr was all about no violence and not fighting back. He believed that the best way to protest was to have a silent protest. This was when people would either go to diners or any public places and they wouldn’t get food, but they would sit on the bench and they wouldn't fight. They you just sit there and show that they don't care if they don’t get food. I believe that Martin Luther King Jr had a more relevant approach to desegregation. To begin I think that Dr. King had a more convincing argument for how to protest on violence. One reason why I believe this is true is because In the text he says ¨ I must continue my faith that is too great a burden to bear and that violence, even in self-defense, creates more problems than it solves.” This quote supports my claim because it shows that no matter how much people want to fight back to from being called a nigger and being spit on fighting will just make people think worse of blacks and it won’t help as much as silent protests. On the other hand, Malcolm X did make a huge impact on the civil rights movement by showing whites that…show more content…
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