According to X, “The ballot or the bullet”... “Now in speaking like this, it doesn't mean that we're anti-white, but it does mean we're anti-exploitation,we're anti-degradation, we're anti-oppression. And if the white man doesn't want us to be anti-him, let him stop oppressing and exploiting and degrading us”(Malcolm #2). The essence of Malcolm’s argument is that he is not anti white, he is anti whites oppressing and disenfranchising African Americans and if the white person wants to not be hated, then he should stop hating himself. In a letter written in Mecca, Malcolm X says,“on this pilgrimage, what I have seen,and experienced, has forced me to re-arrange much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss aside some of my previous conclusions” (Malcolm X). After he went to Mecca his philosophy about the use of violence change after encountering a wide variety of different races who are all Muslim from the places he visited.
He wants them to cease being oblivious saying, "We can no longer hide our head in the sand and tell ourselves that the ideology of our free fathers is not being attacked and is not being threatened by another idea, for it is." Wallace does not want a centralized government that controls all. He desires that Alabama should choose the way that Alabama wants to deal with the issue of race. Wallace believes that this new wave of change is just like Hitler's wave of dictatorship. The white minority are the persecuted Jews.
will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” (“Martin”) He not only wanted the African Americans to keep faith that their dreams of freedom and equality were within reach, but he also hoped he could get the caucasians on an emotional level and help them understand that what was happening was unfair to the black citizens of America. As King spoke, he used Pathos. In the speech he went on an emotional level, one by using the famous verse “My country ‘tis of thee,”(“Martin”), which stirred the negro spiritual, and he also reached an emotional level stating his dreams for America’s future starting each of his and many other person's goals with “I have a dream…” (“Martin”). He spoke up and said what the African Americans were thinking.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech had a great deal of logos and pathos appeals to persuade his audience to speak out against segregation and to give all men the rights they deserve. He often gave a clear line of reasoning supported by evidence in his speech, like when he says: “This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”... America has defaulted on this promissory note, ... given the Negro people a bad check… which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” (King para. 4) He used logos here to explain that even though the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence promised all men to have equal rights, they did not follow it. When they tried to obtain the rights they were supposed to have from the beginning, no one would give
In 'I, Too, Sing America' there is a theme of overcoming. The poem does not allow the racism and mistreatment to define him. Rather, he makes the promise that he will not only overcome it, he will sit at the same table and make those around him be ashamed of how he was once treated. Referring back to Sonny’s Blues, Sonny is overcoming a drug problem and turns his life around and follows his dream of being a musician and now he can make everyone who doubted him ashamed similar to the speaker in I, Too. The speaker does not let the actions of Whites create hatred for himself or his race.
He further accepts it at its current state, in regard to the battle with Mexico and the institution of slavery. Thus that a person ought to do as he does and not agree to pay taxes to the state that is in support of such evil customs or practices. While both King and Thoreau triumph in their establishment of a firm perception of what they strongly have faith in, they both are successful in their efforts to persuade through different means. Regarding the manner in which King draws emotional appeal through passionate speech, we also see with Thoreau when he makes apparent that he is devoted in what he stands for. Thus attracting more appeal through being more troubled and concerned instead of being innocently optimistic and hopeful.
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.
It was intended for the ears of all inhabitants of the U.S.A., no matter their skin color of ethnic background. On the surface, the speech informs people that a change is imminent, but it also tries to convince the audience that African Americans should not be discriminated against. Kennedy does this by using the rhetoric devices ethos, pathos, and logos. First, he uses pathos, an appeal to emotion.
While MLK and the SCLC focused on nonviolent demonstrations to gain support and advocate for civil rights, the NOI worked to create isolated communities and institutions for African Americans with a more liberal use of violence. The key to the SCLC’s demonstrations is the nonviolent method. In his book, MLK stressed the importance of having no violence no matter the result or consequences. In explaining this approach, he claimed that “[The African American man] was unarmed, unorganized, untrained, disunited and, most importantly, psychologically and morally unprepared for the deliberate spilling of blood” (30). As a result, the SCLC trained its volunteer demonstrators to not retaliate in any case of abuse against them and accept arrests in order to gain support and attention.
Though these assertions will no doubt be called exaggerations by white America, every African American needs to only focus on themselves and to not let how others judge them by the color of their skin destroy their ego. A more present version of this situation is the Black Lives Matter movement. Ever since the injustice that happened to the families of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown African Americans have been trying to prove to others that it is not okay to judge someone and assume that they are doing something bad based on how they look. But you shouldn’t let what others say about change that you already are. The Black Lives Matter movement and “A Letter To My Nephew” demonstrates how being judged because of your ethnicity isn’t