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Working together is often more efficient than working individually. During the civil rights moment, many African-Americans spoke out against discrimination over skin color; however, the protests of a few people weren't enough to make racism disappear in the American society. Martin Luther King, were an activist and he led the civil rights moment. He led massive demonstrations in which millions of people participated. The more people he brought out, the more convincing they became. On the other hand, in order to be exceptionally convincing, his philosophy had to make a lot of sense to Americans at that time. His philosophy was to make blacks and whites equal in education, society, and working places. He wished that whites and blacks could work together and live their lives with each other. ...read more.


America was also a democratic country and working together to create a better society was also another important thing, and that is what MLK wished for. Another thing MLK wished for was equality in education; he wished that whites and blacks could study side by side. From document 4 of the "Martin and Malcolm DBQ" packet, MLK says "Let us march on segregated schools until vestige of segregation and inferior education becomes a thing of the past and Negroes and whites study side by side in the socially healing context of the classroom." This made the most sense in the 1960s because it was better to let White-Americans to learn about the African-Americans. Comparing this to Malcolm X's philosophy, Malcolm X wants to create only-black educational methods and procedures, which also means no interaction between whites and blacks. ...read more.


It also cannot help them gain freedom, therefore, MLK tells his people that they should demonstrate and fight for equality peacefully. This obviously made a lot of sense to America because they didn't want a chaotic society; protesting by destroying property or anything or that nature. Malcolm X although had his own philosophy which also made sense, but MLK's philosophy made the most sense because he wanted development between the white and black societies, whereas Malcolm X wanted people to just understand every other and remain segregated. MLK favored assimilation and working together with whites, he favored assimilation in education and non-violent resistance in the process of fighting for equality. Later, his philosophy was proven to be better because to this day, American is how he wanted it to be and it will continue to remain this way in the future. ?? ?? ?? ?? Lincoln Wang Apr 23, 09 Period 2 HUSH Mrs. Steppling ...read more.

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