Martin Luther King And Malcolm X Analysis

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White: The Supreme Color of Racism The era of oppression sparked major controversy in the African American community. Being fed up with the segregation of schools, busses, or even drinking fountains, many Civil Rights activists took a stand on racism. Minor protests began to arise as the movement for equal rights became clearer to the public. Rosa Parks and hundreds of other African Americans began boycotting Montgomery busses as a result of the segregation upon seats. Two years after the boycotting of the Montgomery busses, Martin Luther King Jr. began to surface in the public 's eye. Within another seven years after the boycott, Malcolm X appeared as well. The two Civil Rights activists were famous for many of their public appearances and speeches, yet Martin Luther King Jr’s letter, “My Dear Fellow Clergymen,” and Malcolm X’s article of “Racism: The Cancer that is Destroying America” are just a few of their lesser known pieces. Throughout each of their works, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X share their similar views on African American rights and the fight against racism. However, their approaches to eradicate racism deviates after…show more content…
and Malcolm X share a similar hatred for racism and the oppression of their God-given rights as human beings. While Malcolm X directs his hatred solely towards the white man, King finds aspiration and persuasively sympathises with his oppressors in hopes of a better future. Through their tones, parts of speech, vocabulary, and methods of terminating racism, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X drastically differ. However, both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X’s purpose in life was to eradicate the oppression felt by the common African American man. Each of their bloodlines descended from the enslavement of their ancestors. The ‘inferior’ color of the skin has determined the African Americans past, but it does not have to determine their future as the war on racism dwindles into the history
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