Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King And Malcolm X

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Love is many things. Love is passion, endearment, fondness, devotion, and most importantly, love is “what makes the world go round.” To many this is a nonsensical concept, but to James Baldwin love was the missing key to making the world a better place, or in other words making the world “go round.” For hundreds of years’ racism has always been a prominent affair in American history. Some will say it is currently still taking place, while others believe it is not prevalent in today's society. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X both played a great role in the civil rights movement in the early 1960’s while sharing very distinctively different ideas on racial discrimination and how it should be handled. Comparatively, James Baldwin believed in a somewhat middle ground between Malcolm X and Dr. King's point of view. Baldwin’s essential argument was that unless The United States learned to accept love for people of any race, all Americans would be lost, and racial discrimination would not come to an end. He believed that in order for whites to truly learn to accept and love blacks, it was crucial that they examine the history of how whites came about the discrimination against the blacks. Although Baldwin did not have a specific set of followers during the civil rights movement, he still played a meaningful role in the movement by administering Malcolm X and Martin Luther King’s views that he believed in by writing a beautiful book called The Fire Next Time. In this book
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