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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Two central claims of the Nation of Islam attracted Malcolm: its ^ definition of the
white man as the devil and its affirmation of black history and culture. When one
considers Malcolm's personal history with whites and the impact of books that he
He was with Allah and was given divine patience with the devil. He is willing to
wait for Allah to deal with this devil. Well, sir, the rest of us Black Muslims have
not seen God, we don't have this gift of divine patience with the devil. The
"Why, you don't even know who the devil is," he continued. "You think the devil is
someone inside the ground that's going to burn you after you're dead. The devil is
right here on top of this earth. He's got blue eyes, brown hair, white skin, and ...
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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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