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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Protest emphasized the right of black people to share in the benefits of America
on an equal level with whites; ... and moral development of the black community,
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The Nation of Islam was home-grown, founded in 1930 in the black community of
Detroit. There was no direct historical connection between its origins and the
worldwide Islamic community, except the Black Muslims' claim that their founder,
The problems in the black community were obvious: drugs, crime, unemployment
, prostitution, gambling, juvenile delinquency, and other forms of vice and evil
prevalent in the ghetto. The causes of these problems were also obvious: white ...
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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
A Dream or a Nightmare?
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