Comparing Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

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The distinctive quality a person has identifies them as a person in the social network. We are all different, different in our looks, different in our religions, and different in our beliefs. Scientists have proven that there are some traits which are hereditary and they don’t have anything to do with the life experiences. The other traits are those which you develop overtime due to various incidents in life. These are the learned traits and these can be eliminated with effort. With this in mind, we can now form justifications to the similarities and differences between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King; in the way they approach the problem, the type of person they are and reasons that justify that. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most intellectual African Americans. His ideas captivated the entire American social network and government. Martin Luther King believed in the US constitution and the idea that all men are equal, no matter what race, social status, and education: “In order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” (source A) The very words inspired Martin Luther King Jr. to be the hero in the anticipated fight against racism. However, Malcolm X was one of the most radical, prominent civil rights leaders of his time. His ideas totally contradicted of those of Martin Luther King’s. He believed that for every African American Blood lost, it should be met with force and diligence. He told his brothers (black people) that the reason for the hate and anger is due to hundreds of years of slavery and self doubt; he believed that since the black man knew he was inferior to the whites he would accept defeat without any voice of opinion:” to us our color became like a chain, to us or color became like a prison, which...
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