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Was Martin Luther King Jr. a better civil rights leader than Malcolm X?

  • Yes he is

    Martin didn't call us the "DEVIL"S CHICKEN'S" Malcolm X was a disgrace, a communist, an Islamic who believed in the god Allah (who is not real), and also Martin, if you consider him a wimp then why did he win the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was nothing but a bump in the road!!!!

  • Yes he is

    Martin didn't call us the "DEVIL"S CHICKEN'S" Malcolm X was a disgrace, a communist, an Islamic who believed in the god Allah (who is not real), and also Martin, if you consider him a wimp then why did he win the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was nothing but a bump in the road!!!!

  • Yes he is

    Martin didn't call us the "DEVIL"S CHICKEN'S" Malcolm X was a disgrace, a communist, an Islamic who believed in the god Allah (who is not real), and also Martin, if you consider him a wimp then why did he win the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was nothing but a bump in the road!!!!

  • Yes he is

    Martin didn't call us the "DEVIL"S CHICKEN'S" Malcolm X was a disgrace, a communist, an Islamic who believed in the god Allah (who is not real), and also Martin, if you consider him a wimp then why did he win the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was nothing but a bump in the road!!!!

  • Yes he is

    Martin didn't call us the "DEVIL"S CHICKEN'S" Malcolm X was a disgrace, a communist, an Islamic who believed in the god Allah (who is not real), and also Martin, if you consider him a wimp then why did he win the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was nothing but a bump in the road!!!!

  • Yes he is

    Martin didn't call us the "DEVIL"S CHICKEN'S" Malcolm X was a disgrace, a communist, an Islamic who believed in the god Allah (who is not real), and also Martin, if you consider him a wimp then why did he win the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was nothing but a bump in the road!!!!

  • When I was

    Growing up in elementary all we learned about in the Civil Rights Movement was Dr. King, Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges. So if Malcolm X was as good or even better than Dr. King I would’ve learned about him in elementary. One other thing is that Malcolm X doesn’t have a holiday like Dr. King.

  • When I was

    Growing up in elementary all we learned about in the Civil Rights Movement was Dr. King, Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges. So if Malcolm X was as good or even better than Dr. King I would’ve learned about him in elementary. One other thing is that Malcolm X doesn’t have a holiday like Dr. King.

  • Yes he was

    MLK made a big impact on the civil rights movement. He only wanted to give people the freedom they deserve. MLK wanted all of the segregation to end. Because MLK himself was African-American, and segregation was extremely unfair to his people and was just another form of discrimination.. He also believed in equality, and so thought that there was nothing wrong with the two races combining together. MLK gave a message to white people that black people are citizens too, not animals, which is what they would have been perceived as of they would have been violent. How would the white people have looked if they continued to beat and abuse the people who don't lift a finger. It's all about perception unfortunately.

  • Non violence obviously worked

    MLK gave a message to white people that black people are citizens too, not animals, which is what they would have been perceived as of they would have been violent. How would the white people have looked if they continued to beat and abuse the people who don't lift a finger. It's all about perception unfortunately.

  • Only white people think Martin Luther king Jr. Was a better leader

    Because Martin Luther King used harmony and passive ways to address his message while Malcolm X used violence because he thought it was necessary, it was better for the white people that black people use peaceful protest because that wouldn't have any pressure on them. Instead Malcolm X used violence to get his point across. By the way, the anti-Malcolm X answers will come from people who never heard any of his speeches and who sadly assume he was just some racist guy. He taught blacks that they could stand up tall and be men and women who are intelligent and self-sufficient.

  • Malcolm X was a better leader than Martin Luther King Jr.

    Malcolm X was more articulate in explaining the condition of the Afro American in America, not only to whites but to people all around the world. He stood by his principles (unlike King who cheated on his wife) no matter how unpopular they may seem, and cared deeply for the black race.

  • Malcolm X was the Embodiment of the trials and hardships of the African American Race

    While martin Luther king undoubtedly represented some of the values and beliefs of the African American community(and was undeniably an effective leader), king was merely a "notice board" for his race. He brought many of the injustices that blacks suffered to the public's attention and while he did suffer some of the same racism, by and large, martin Luther king lived a comfortable and well-insulated life: he had a wholesome and supporting family and he attended prestigious schools and obtained a remarkable education--while this was in no way "bad" it clearly sets him apart from the down-trodden and unprivileged masses that he supposedly related to. Malcolm X on the other hand lucidly connects to his race, he underwent all of the difficulties that the everyday black person suffered through, and even spiraled down to the unfortunate life of crime that many young blacks of that era unwittingly found themselves forced into from a sheer lack of reasonable options and opportunities, like thousands of other black families Malcolm also witnessed his family fall apart at the hands of the Klan and society, and yet, he still managed to overcome these apparently insurmountable obstacles and better himself and then attempt to do the same for his race. In short, Malcolm x has endured every possible hardship that the average negro faced in his everyday life, therefore he understands and relates better than most civil rights leaders (and certainly more than King) to the underprivileged black masses and his life and past experiences practically represents the lives of most of his race. On a final note I've noticed that many people here argue the point that Malcolm x preached violence and hatred, this is wrong Malcolm x did not preach violence nor hatred-- he was vehemently against it, however he did believe that if you got hit then you hit back (i.E self defense); Malcolm X was just a proactive leader who believed in the advancement of his race FIRST regardless of whether he had white society's seal of approval and he simply felt that sending members of his race to get beaten and mangled on live television for whites to UNWILLINGLY acknowledge the black man was a waste of time and effort when blacks could simply withdraw from white society, unite and better themselves.

  • Malcolm is the equivalent

    Martin Luther King Jr. And Malcolm X are very outstanding African American individuals throughout history. They fought for what they stood for but in many different ways. As we all know in history there are no two great men that are alike. Their characters came from the different households they came from and how they grew up. King grew up in a middle class family and was well educated. While, Malcolm X grew up in an unfortunate environment that was very nasty with barely any schooling. Martin Luther King Jr. Was always against violence, throughout his entire career. He always stood his ground, and he stood out because even though he may have been physically attacked, he never reacted with violence. Martin Luther King Jr. Followed the Christian faith. Malcolm X was a Muslim, and believed in Islamic laws. He believed in fighting back physically. Although later in life he visited Jerusalem, and met other Muslims. He changed his views, and became nonviolent.

  • Malcom had more contributions and did the work, Dr king was just the poster boy

    As we see from history the white race dore not change unless forced too not necessarily through violence but through economics ect. Malcom encouraged people to spend there money with other blacks. Also blacks and any other non-white race thrives when left alone from European dictatorship look at black wall street. In many ways malcom was right about everything he said

  • Both men were needed for the African American Revolution

    I feel Martin was extremely passive with the way he went about getting the job done. Malcolm was blunt and passionate about what he did. The road Martin was going down, was only going to suppress the hatred between two races and not nullify it. After Malcolm's visit to Mecca he expressed how wrong he was about the hatred he regurgitated about whites, and how he just wanted an eye for an eye or a body for a body. Malcolm taught all of his followers how to love themselves and erase all the self hatred the white man brained washed them with

  • One guy said

    One guy said the he didn't learn about Maloclm X, it is because the teacher's where Christian if malcolm was Christian ,you will be reached about him Malcolm achieved what LKA didn't wake the black people up of the little white lie, and frankly Jesus wasn't white he probably looked like the Arabs today.

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  • Malcolm X is the real deal

    Malcolm X fought for his people with true passion, integrity and blood. He often said what needed to be heard and was very direct with his speech. Malcolm X being a Muslim enabled him to speak the truth and stand up for himself as well as for his people.
    Malcolm X lived on his feet than live on his knees.

  • Malcolm X is the real deal

    Malcolm X fought for his people with true passion, integrity and blood. He often said what needed to be heard and was very direct with his speech. Malcolm X being a Muslim enabled him to speak the truth and stand up for himself as well as for his people.
    Malcolm X lived on his feet than live on his knees.


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