Analysis Of Martin Luther King Jr And Malcolm X

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African Americans play a vitally important role in the United States today, but how can we image how they have suffered countless oppressions for a long time in the twentieth century. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was published for a long time, the genuine equality was not being achieved by countless black people (Goodheart). Some of them were still segregated by white people just because of racism. What we should give attention to is that black people still lived in the bottom of the American society. The society had completely divided human beings into two categories at that time. However, the brutal and long-term oppression made black people realize that they were the sole ones capable of saving. They were not continuous to accepted …show more content…
Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous civil rights activist who used the nonviolence theory to get equality. He had made a great contribution in helping African American strive for quality and made them realize the importance of achieving the real equality. At the same time, Malcolm X also was a civil rights activist who advocated the way of violence to improve the position of the black people. Although Malcolm X had more militant perspectives about how to promote the black power than Martin Luther King Jr., both of them had made a huge influence on promoted the African American to achieve more rights and equality position in the United States. The connection between nonviolence and violence is important in the Civil Rights Movements. I will deeply explore what Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X did in the Civil Rights Movements and their influence for African Americans and the whole …show more content…
“the black man in American has to lift up his own sense of values, (X, 301).” In the early period, he thought the black people were oppressed by white people and society should help African American to achieve their equal position. However, he lately thought the right of the black people should depend on themselves without other’s help. They could develop their own industries and company in order to promote their social position. At the same time, he also reconsidered the problem of all white people are evils. “the white man is not inherently evil, but America’s racist influence him to act evilly, (X, 406),” he said. From this part of his autobiography, he realized that not everyone was racist, some of them were affected by the deformity of the mainstream ideology. People are inherently good, but the malformed racism had made the color people struggle with the oppression of hundreds of years. “It’ll be the ballot or it’ll be the bullet. It’ll be liberty or it’ll be death, (Malcolm X, 41)” Malcolm said. This sentence comes from his famous speech “The Ballot or the Bullet”. In the speech, he encouraged African American use their ballot rights and tells the government he would not give up the violent approach if African American’s equally were not received. In addition, he said, he would like to cooperate with all of the organizations which seeking the equal treatment in the

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