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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They know the difference between words about freedom in religious and political
documents and their experience of being locked in the ghetto. Unable to see any
good whatsoever in whites, black nationalists turn to their own cultural heritage ...
urban ghettos of the North prior to and during Malcolm's life. The great migration
of blacks from the rural South to the urban North, which began before the First
World War and continued through the 1950s, marked a significant change in the
It was difficult to live daily in the squalor and filth of the ghetto and also think of
oneself as a human being. Though a few managed to get out, the great majority
could only carve out a meager existence. For many life was made bearable ...
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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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The Making of a Bad Nigger 192552
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