This enabled him to realize following the ideologies of the white contained major limitation. For instance, his grandfather suffered humiliation as well as slavery, which proved vulnerable to racial prejudice. The dramatic speech which conveyed by the narrator was perceived by the white as a joke since they were not prepared to accept the ideas of the upstanding black citizens. In reality, the embarrassment the narrator received motivated him to emphasize on industrial education which is the key to overcome racism as well as discrimination towards the black community. The men’s reaction towards Ralph Ellison’s slip of the tongue by saying “social equality” for “social responsibility underlines clearly the point he was conveying.
Whites-Blacks relations The relationship between the two races is practically the basis of the civil rights movement. From their rhetoric, it is clear that Martin Luther King and Malcom X held quite different views on the current and future relationship of Blacks and Whites in the United States. Martin Luther King knew that Blacks are the minority in the US and that they “cannot walk alone”. They need allies in the white majority to be able to achieve any changes. He warns therefore the threat of gaining distrust of all white people.
The south treated African Americans with denigration and humiliation. During this era, African Americans were hardly ever taken seriously when it comes to being sophisticated and they were expected to have more ignorance than knowledge. The time was right for new African American leaderships who can gain the respect from the strict white supremacist government. Booker T. Washington knew he had the qualifications just like the other African American leaders to speak out on important topics towards African Americans. People thought that if they collaborated with whites in working industries the south wouldn’t be very productive.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
The Booker T. Washington model involves helping the black community by intercepting the white community. By climbing through the white community and finding success, they are able to have the power to bring some triumphs to the black community. The W. E. B DuBois model does not uphold the traditional rules that kept the the white community in power. This model deals with destroying the system the places the black community at a disadvantage to the white community. Bledsoe is associated with the Booker T. Washington model and often comes under scrutiny for being too compliant while others are fighting for immediate equality and not just small victories here and there.
On the contrary, Du Bois only provided one view to how African Americans were being treated; Washington had a friendlier approach. This may be due to his fear of being lynched or placing African Americans in a harsher situation than they already were. Washington seemed more methodical—he was thinking about African Americans having the full rights of the 14th and 15th amendments. At the same, he was also concerned about the consequences of his speech, and if it angered the whites more than it relieved the situation they were all facing. Washington and Du Bois had every intention to improve the social and political status of African Americans, but they sought different plans to achieve such goals due to their different upbringings, values, and opinions.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X are two of the most influential African - American leaders in history despite this, the two have vastly opposing views on positive and negative liberty. Using their noted differences in opinion we will explore what the two leaders would have advised the Cherokee Indians to do in the face of the Indian Removal Act. The Indian Removal Act was a law signed into order by the U.S. that gave the government the right to displace Cherokee Indians out of their rightful land east of the Mississippi River to move to the west. This resulted in a multitude of Indians losing their rightfully owned property, and ultimately their lives. Martin Luther King Jr. was an advocate for positive liberty and reforming procedural justice.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American civil rights leader from the 20th century. He opposed the government by looking for fair laws for all people regardless of race. By participating in protests and giving speeches for non-violent civil disobedience he risked his own freedom and ultimately his life. Both figures represent resistance to the government and defiance to certain laws that even though accepted by many, are deemed unjust
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MLK ESSAY Martin Luther King Jr was not just an African-American, he was a man against racism. As a kid his best friend was taken from him because of his race. Blacks had less authority than the whites. Also in the Declaration of Independence it states that “ We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal”. Blacks obviously were not treated equally.