Compare the Philosophies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X

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Compare the philosophies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. how their goals for the African American community similar and/or different? How their strategies for reaching those goals similar and/or different? During the past century there were two influential people Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X who grappled with the problem of inequality between black and white people. They both wanted to bring hope to blacks in the US through their powerful, hard-hitting speeches, but the methods and styles they followed were completely different from each other. While one followed non-violence, peaceful way for bringing racial harmony, the other encouraged his followers to rise up and protest…show more content…
He wanted to black get an independent existence where everyone would get the voting power to express their political opinion as the white could do. He wanted the black people to be treated as the white citizen in the US not along with the identity of Negro. He called the people to become “politically matured” to have their rights for voting, and if they can’t “cast a ballot,” they are gong to “cast a bullet.” Although King and Malcolm X both trued to infused power and strength within the black community, King was inclined to look through rose-colored spectacles to achieve the goal whereas Malcolm X had a different perspective. King wished that “one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low. The rough places will be made plane, and the crooked places will be made straight” (2459) He dreamt “to work together,” “to pray together,” “to struggle together,” to got to jail together,” “to stand up for freedom together”. (2459) On the contrary, Malcolm X didn’t “see any American dream;” he “saw an American nightmare.”(2470) He fought against the conspiracy of the white and wanted to make them aware of the fact that the eyes of the black people were not closed. He wanted to expose the hypocrite white society in front of the world. He wanted to promote the philosophy of Black Nationalism by removing “the evils, the vices, alcoholism, drug addiction, and other
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