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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The inclusion of whites also limited their independence and made them
vulnerable to the nationalist critique that no black revolution can be successful as
long as its leadership is dependent upon white support. Black Nationalism before
Muslim minister" following a black nationalist line of action. "I don't believe in
fighting today on any one front but on all fronts," he continued. "In fact, I am a
black nationalist freedom fighter."34 Using language similar to his "Grass Roots"
As orthodox Islam challenged his theology of race, his African experience caused
him to rethink his politics of black nationalism. Malcolm met many revolutionaries
who "to all appearances" were white. His strong talk on black nationalism, ...
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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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