That first sentence was a handy bit of nonsense to avoid comparing the viewpoints of civil rights leaders of that time. In fact it is pure garbage.<quoted text> Classic Willie Lynch move,"play the light skinned slave against the dark skinned slave!" Nobody Gives a shit what Malcolm X had to say in regards to MLK. That's not part of his legacy. They fought for 2 separate causes. I could say Malcolm X sold out the black race for a man made religion. That's my opinion, has no regards to my legacy. Dissecting your thoughts reminds me of high school biology dissecting frogs!
Malcom X clearly stated his viewpoint
"The idea of a mass of blacks marching on Washington was originally the brainchild of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters’ A. Philip Randolph. For twenty or more years the March on Washington idea had floated around among Negroes. And, spontaneously, suddenly now, that idea caught on.
This was a national bitterness; militant, unorganized, and leaderless. Predominantly, it was young Negroes, defiant of whatever might be the consequences, sick and tired of the black man’s neck under the white man’s heel.
The White House speedily invited in the major civil rights Negro “leaders.” They were asked to stop the planned March. They truthfully said they hadn’t begun it, they had no control over it–the idea was national, spontaneous, unorganized, and leaderless. In other words, it was a black powder keg.
The next scene was the “big six” civil rights Negro “leaders” meeting in New York City with the white head of a big philanthropic agency. They were told that their money–wrangling in public was damaging their image. And a reported $800,000 was donated to a United Civil Rights Leadership council that was quickly organized by the “big six.”
Now, what had instantly achieved black unity? The white man’s money. What string was attached to the money? Advice. Not only was there this donation, but another comparable sum was promised, for sometime later on, after the March... obviously if all went well.
The original “angry” March on Washington was now about to be entirely changed.
Yes, I was there. I observed that circus. Who ever heard of angry revolutionists all harmonizing “We Shall Overcome...Suum Day...” while tripping and swaying along arm-in-arm with the very people they were supposed to be angrily revolting against? Who ever heard of angry revolutionists swinging their bare feet together with their oppressor in lily-pad park pools, with gospels and guitars and “I Have A Dream” speeches?
And the black masses in America were–and still are–having a nightmare."
The Autobiography of Malcolm X