Comparing Malcolm X's Approach To Change

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Martin Luther King's approach to change is more for peace and optimism than Malcolm X’s approach; however, they both want to motivate blacks through their speeches to resist their own unfair treatment. Martin Luther King Jr. has the same conviction to the audience that even Black and White people can have brotherhoods, black and white can be friends,fight for freedom together and make the country better. King says, “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day”(1). Martin Luther King’s speech is appealing to people not to use violence,and he urges everyone not to hate whites. Although white people have…show more content…
he wants to win the rights he deserves for his race through violent means. He says, “Let the world know how bloody his hands are. Let the world know the hypocrisy that's practiced over here. Let it be the ballot or the bullet. Let him know that it must be the ballot or the bullet…”(5). Malcolm X's speech is relatively more inclined to use his power to hit the people who created the unequal treaties for him. He wants to tell his people that they are unfairly treated and that they can not wait for the people The power to win for themselves should have the right. Let blacks have the same right to freedom and happiness as whites, equal voting rights and fairness, stop unfair treatment of blacks and make blacks give whites the same social status,make white and black enough to live in peace and equity in the same society. For the Malcom X and Martin Luther King they all mentioned the same analogy in their speeches. they all used seawater as a metaphor for the whites of American society at that time to segregate them. Malcolm X says, “We're all in the same boat and we all are going to catch the same hell from the same man. He just happens to be a white man. All of us have suffered here”(1). And King says, “ One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material
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