Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream Or a Nightmare
Cone contrasts the ideological visions of these two leaders during the civil rights movement, including how each man saw the future of blacks in America -- "I have a dream" versus "I see a nightmare" -- and how each man viewed the influence of white society on black culture -- from "we must love our white brothers" to "white man's heaven is a black man's hell." He finds surprising similarities, especially over a long period of time, when both King and X developed their philosophies from initial thoughts to full-fledged ideals.
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Blacks also wanted to prove that they had the capability to organize and to
operate a denomination just like whites. In short, black Christians were bearing
witness to their humanity, which they believed God created equal to that of whites
"We 'so-called Negroes/ are in pitiful shape," said Malcolm, as he pointed to the
images of self-hate in the worship of black Christians. "We have been down on
our knees looking up and praying to a picture of a white, blond and blue-eyed ...
If American white and black churches had listened more attentively to Martin King
, then they would have been better prepared to hear Malcolm X. Because of
Malcolm's unrestrained critique of Christianity and uncritical devotion to Elijah ...
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I was very disappointed by this book. As this is considered a classic, I expected a better argument from Cone. However, I cannot in any agree with his thesis that these two leaders generally came ... Read full review
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