Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King And Malcolm X

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“Peace cannot be kept by force; It can only be achieved by understanding. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King.Jr. Mr King and Malcolm x were civil rights activist that accomplished many goals, yet both leaders differ opinions and beliefs. Although Malcolm X was an accomplished orator, Martin Luther King Jr. is better suited to be leader, based on his ideas of peaceful protest, uniting, and giving African Americans voting rights. King was more fitted to be a leader than Malcolm X regarding to attempt to unify with white people, which would be more realistic than Malcolm’s idea of segregating. Pursuant to the Biography “Civil Rights Leaders: Malcolm X” it discusses how Martin Luther King had a different idea than Malcolm, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a racially integrated society achieved by peaceful means.” This shows how Martin's interpretation was to integrated with white Americans and work together without using any violence. Malcolm wanted to establish an only state entirely separate from white Americans, but would be unrealistic based on having to make everyone agree which clearly would not work as seen by Martin Luther king's belief in African And White Americans coming together. Martin was more realistic and accomplishable rather than the Malcolm X idea of separating, based on present time, African and White Americans have joined and there is less
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