Whose Filosophy Made the Most Sense for Merica in the 1960s? Malcom X or Martin Luther King Jr.?

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in different environments. King was raised in a comfortable middle-class family where education was crucial, and Malcolm X came from a family of low class. He was a self-taught man who received little schooling and became who he is on his own. Martin Luther King was born into a good family. Despite segregation, Martin Luther King's parents tried everything so that he could be secure and happy. He was a smart student and skipped two grades before entering college and passed the enterance exam to Morehouse University at only the age of 15. Malcolm X was was raised in a completely different atmosphere than King, an atmosphere of fear and anger. Becaue of the burning of his house his father died. His mother later suffered a nervous breakdown and his family was split up. After his mother had a mental breakdown, the children were all placed in foster homes. Malcolm X’s resentment was increased as he went through integrated schooling.From then on; he was driven by hate and a desire for revenge. Dua to all the problems he decided to drop out of school and move to Boston with his half sister.

Because of the life that Malcolm X and Martin Luther King lived was responsible for the distinct different responses to American racism. Both men were important to the African-American culture and had a great influence on black Americans. However, King had a more positive attitude than Malcolm X. He believed that through peaceful demonstrations and arguments blacks were able to someday achieve full equality with whites. Because Malcolm X’s life was reflected by angry and pessimistic belief he thought that equality was impossible because whites had no moral conscience. King basically adopted on an integrationalist philosophy that thought that blacks and whites should be united and live together in peace, but Malcolm X promoted nationalist and separatist doctrines. For most of his life, he believed that only through revolution and force could blacks attain their rightful place in society. Both X and King spread their message through powerful, hard-hitting speeches, althou their intentions were delivered in different styles and purposes. King was a peaceful leader who urged non-violence to his followers. He travelled the country giving speeches that inspired black and white to work together for racial harmony. Malcolm X believed that non-violence and integration was a trick by the whites to keep blacks in their places. He was furious at white racism and encouraged his followers through his speeches to rise up and protest against the whites. They were similar in some ways; they also had many differences, both in belief and speech. Malcolm X was known to many as an extremist. For most of the time that he spent as an Islamic minister, he preached about separatism between blacks and whites. Malcolm X had been misled all through his life like the time when he broke away from the Black Muslim party, because he realised that they were misleading him by telling him that separatism between blacks and whites is the only way to go. Because of that many people thought that he was a racist. Many people thought that Martin Luther King was calm and idealistic. Many say his calmness came from good life because he did not have a lot of problems. King preached about equality for blacks and whites. He also preached about getting this equality through a non-violent way. King urged blacks to win their rightful place in society by gaining self-respect, high moral standards, hard work and leadership. King's popularity was more than any other black leader's popularity.

Near the end of their lives Martin Luther King and Malcolm X's beliefs became more similar. Malcolm X corrected himself after his break with the Black Muslim movement. He now emphasised unity and change through black pride and respect for oneself rather than through hate and revenge. King, on the other hand, became somewhat angry at the lack of...
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