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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32 Classism was not as serious a problem in the black church as in the white
church. But as more blacks achieved the middle-class status that King's
philosophy of integration was fighting for, the more classism became a problem
in the black ...
He reminded both audiences that "our problem was no longer a Negro problem
or an American problem but a human problem." He also rejected nonviolence: "
We don't believe that we can win in a battle where the ground rules are laid down
But "when . . . black Americans see that our problem is the same as the problem
of the people who are being oppressed in South Vietnam and the Congo and
Latin America," he said in a radio interview, "then— the oppressed people of this
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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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