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In this era the major
reason why schools today, relatively speaking, teach about Martin Luther King
and a little about Malcolm X also Martin
Luther King has a holiday and Malcom X does not have a holiday.
MLK was a stounged Christian who preached integration
and loving your oppressor. White leaders paid and subsidized MLK to educate African
Americans to be defenseless against one of the cruelest groups of people the
world has ever known. He was the perfect "leader" for white people because
he would not have fight back against the white man’s violent, oppressive attacks
on black people.
Malcolm X was a Muslim and did not preach a doctrine
of violence. He saw that black people (non-whites) had been the victims of
violence at the terittory of white people for many years. He was taught by
Elijah Muhammad that just like all other groups of people, who have God given, rights
to always defend themselves, African American citizens had the right to defend
themselves too. He always did not advocate for violence, but informing people
to defend themselves against violent people. Malcolm X could not be moved or
bought for any amount of money. I believe that he did more to advance black
people and instill an idea of loving one another always.
Where MLK was focused on equality
and the goodness of man, as well as his ability to do well in the name of
goodness, Malcolm X’s focused on his own view of the world which was pretty
much tinted with anger and the desire to get back at the world that treated him
King, M. L. (1992). I Have a Dream-: Writings and
Speeches That Changed the World. Harper Collins.
Alridge, D. (2006). The limits of
master narratives in history textbooks: An analysis of representations of
Martin Luther King, Jr. The Teachers College Record, 108(4),
Malcolm, X., Haley, A., &
Handler, M. S. (1992). The autobiography of Malcolm X (p. 310). New
York: Ballantine Books.
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Dec 15th, 2015
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