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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He was referring to the "racial conflict," "the chief moral dilemma of our nation," as
he frequently called it. "In the midst of all of our scientific and technological
advances," King told white ministers, "we have not learned the simple art of
loving our ...
In addition to jealousy and envy in the Nation and to Malcolm's black nationalist
politics, Elijah Muhammad's moral hypocrisy contributed significantly to
Malcolm's definitive rupture with the Black Muslims. The moral code of the Nation
Even after his trip to Mecca and his subsequent denunciation of the "racist"
philosophy of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm remained deeply suspicious of white
Americans' moral capacity to treat blacks as human beings. "The criminal action
of the ...
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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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