MLK was raised and nurtured in a well-wealthy class family with a chance to make it as a black man and go to college and be somebody, On the other hand, Malcolm X was brought up in the 'ghetto', and had to learn to defend himself against racist white children. He was misleading caused from his fathers death who was found dead, murdered by a white mob. His mother became mentally ill so he was sent to a foster home in the early ages. There is also a key difference in what each of them was, which is that MLK was a activist during the Civil Rights Movement and Malcolm X was an Islamic Civil Rights Activist, who became popular in the mid to late 1960's as a member of Nation of Islam. He and the Nation advocated self-defense and the total economic and political independence of Black America.
This led to an extreme lack of racial pride for him. He strived to be white just like his classmates and when coupled with his troubled past, you can see why he ended up the way he did. After his father was killed, his mother went crazy and had to be institutionalized, leaving a young Malcolm Little to be put into foster care. Malcolm did not easily accept the social order he was living in due to experiences he had as a child. For example, his father was murdered when he was very young and his grandmother was raped.
He was a man of faith and faith, in my view, was a prelude to his actions. But in explaining Malcolm X, let me take not to explain him away. I understand he had been a criminal, an addict, a pimp and a prisoner; a racist and a hater. He certainly said some racist things in his life, for example: "All white people are the devil". That is obviously not true to me, even though the state of the "black" community in the 60s that my cousins grew up in may have suggested otherwise But Malcolm started getting on the right track after his return from Mecca, there his eyes were opened and he started to regret some of the sweeping racial generalizations he had made in the past.
Obama’s life experience has given him a desire perspective on life, which he has combined with his own passion and love for this country. Obama can enable all Americans with diverse points of views to respect each other, through his eloquence reminders and reprioritization of the fundamental American goals of a better life and a shared love for his country Obama had a diverse background. He was born in Hawaii, to parents from Kansas. They separated when he was two years old, and divorced in 1964. Instead of the common stable family and charmed life that all previous Presidents have had, Obama was forced to create an image of his absent father that according to what was told him by his mother and parents, whom he was raised with.
Bimbi influences him the importance of learning, which motivates Malcolm to take a few extension courses while in jail. Various family members start converting to the Nation of Islam and mention to him that leader, Elijah Muhammad, who teaches that “the white man is a devil.” The converted Malcolm recognizing Allah's divine plan for his life. A genuine prayer: ‘‘All praise is due to Allah.’’ Well Malcolm states that if it hadn’t been for Allah, he believes that he would have become “a brainwashed Black Christian.’’ Malcolm is released from prison in the summer of 1952, and moves to Detroit to be near his family and their local Nation of Islam temple. For Malcolm the learning and self-discovery doesn’t stop once he converts to Islam and leaves
Name: Aly Ahmed Elshater Number : 2122 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. No singular person has so significantly influenced the social standings of a race of people and their treatment in society as Martin Luther King, Jr. Born Michael King on January 15th, 1929, Martin grew up in a Christian family in Atlanta, Georgia. A highly intelligent individual, King’s extensive education at numerous institutions influenced his ideals and who he later became. As he grew older, he rose to fame for his passionate, but nonviolent methods of protest against racism. Throughout his life, he had many monumental achievements that defined his place in history and influenced people of all upbringings
He is mentioned in the same sentence with legendary visionaries such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mohammed Ali, and the list goes on. I personally look up to Malcolm X and what he stood for and how he got his message across about the things he stood for. After reading this passage, I have to say it makes me want to honestly work on ways I can increase my vocabulary and/or knowledge. Knowledge can be the difference between be heard and remembered, and just being heard. Malcolm X was heard and
The racist ideals ingrained in him by his own upbringing slowly started to come out as he started to treat Marilyn more like a slave than his wife. That bigot created inside of him by his upbringing was probably only reinforced by his work a police lieutenant, which he cited as exposing him to countless degenerate black males. This dark side of him must not had been as strong they had their fist child, Brittney, or maybe it was because of her lighter complexion, but when Marilyn was pregnant for a second time three years later the bigot inside of him feared the worst. Egged on by his father, he was convinced that it was impossible to raise a male black child to be anything other than a degenerate. This is the
Religious ideas - 1964: founding the organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU)  Malcolm wanted to turn his ideas into reality; Nation of Islam was only a passive religious community for him - 1964: he left the Nation of Islam because of the constant treat and the different views of the members and himself - On February 21th, 1965 Malcolm X was killed by a few black men (during holding a speech). Until today the murderers’ reason and origin is unknown. But probably the men were connected/linked with the Nation of Islam. Quotations of the interview with the PLAYBOY on May 1963 with the journalist Alex Haley: - “Christ wasn’t white. Christ was a black man.” - “Mr Muhammad teaches us to be for what’s really practical – and that’s separation.
MALCOLM X If there was one man who articulated the anger, the struggle and the beliefs of African Americans in 1960s that man was Malcolm X. When Malcolm X was six his father died, it was rumoured after his mother was placed in a mental hospital when he was 13, he lived in many foster homes. In 1946, at the age of 20, he went to prison for theft and breaking and entering. He also took drugs revolving to his emotions that occurred to him. Whilst in prison Malcolm X became a member of the Muslim society and after his bail in 1952 he quickly rose to become one of the public leader’s, face of the debatable group keeping with the countries teachings.