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Martin Luther King and Malcolm X - Two Views, One Cause
Many black authors and leaders of the sixties shared similar feelings
towards the white run American society in which they lived. Malcolm X,
James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, and Stokely Carmichael all blamed the
whites for the racism which existed. However, they agreed that it was up
to the black society to end this problem. Using the black society, each of
the authors had their own idea of how racism could be stopped.
Unfortunately, for some, such as Malcolm X, this involved the use of
violence, while others, such as King, favored the non-violent approach.
This paper will focus, for the most part, on Malcolm X and King because
they are both strong representations of two different approaches to a
common goal. Perhaps their different approaches of violence and
nonviolence stem from their original opinions of how capable the whites are
of being "...