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Debate: Was Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X a better leader for civil rights for blacks?

There are 28 comments on the Helium story from Jan 24, 2008, titled Debate: Was Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X a better leader for civil rights for blacks?. In it, Helium reports that:

Let's put things into context: in some senses, 1960s America was a very divided society. via Helium

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pride

United States

#26 Apr 2, 2014
MLK
Bri

Denver, CO

#27 Apr 10, 2014
Barros Serrano wrote:
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Muslims have destroyed freedom and culture in many countries, and are responsible for history's greatest genocide. Don't be naive.
And it was the NOI who killed Malcolm, though they did it in collaboration with FBI-COINTELPRO.
Islam is filth.
YOU CAN'T JUDGE A PERSON JUST on THEIR RELIGION OR RACE!!!!
Jawga Boy

Atlanta, GA

#28 Apr 10, 2014
Malcolm X only spouted only a bunch of rhetoric aimed a poor ignorant blacks. He never brought his behind South where we had to endure dogs, fire hoses, and brutality. I should know because I was involved in the protesting.

BTW, Rosa Parks wasn't the first in Montgomery,

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php...

" Few people know the story of Claudette Colvin: When she was 15, she refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white person nine months before Rosa Parks did the very same thing.

Most people know about Parks and the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott that began in 1955, but few know that there were a number of women who refused to give up their seats on the same bus system. Most of the women were quietly fined, and no one heard much more. "
aadam

Birmingham, UK

#29 Aug 25, 2014
coffee drinker wrote:
Isn't it interesting that Martin Luther Kings group practiced peaceful solutions as they believed in the Christian Faith and Malcolm spoke a lot about hate and segragation with his Muslim faith.
This shows ignorance on a number of levels. Firstly who and what malcolm x stood for changed with the change in his religion. He went from a rogue alien racist group (the nation of Islam) to a mainstream religion (Islam). He is wrongly remembered for the parroted spokesperson he was for the NOI and not as the Muslim he became.
In his latter life he was happy to work with white America. However said before that can happen we need black solidarity, because as a people you can't unite with others if you are unable to unite yourselves
AMZ786

London, UK

#30 Nov 8, 2016
coffee drinker wrote:
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You are right, and mostly likely a Christ believing President as many of our earlier ones were. Malcolm was an outstanding speaker. However, I think the Muslims hate us and I think they used him to promote their hate and try to divide us as a people. The Muslims want to destroy us. They did destroy Malcolm.
Firstly, your view on Muslims is wrong because not all Muslims are like this, therefore i think you should second think your perception on our people.Secondly, Malcom X and King had different leadership methods and both contributed a fair amount towards the civil rights act and towards gaining rights for the Black Americans in 1960.
Blah

UK

#31 Dec 12, 2016
Blah blah is an idiotic little shit
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#32 Dec 12, 2016
Henry wrote:
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A white president did more for blacks than both of them!
It took the influence and leadership of black men like MLK to get the attention of that white president.
Muslim teen

London, UK

#33 Feb 6, 2017
Barros Serrano wrote:
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Muslims have destroyed freedom and culture in many countries, and are responsible for history's greatest genocide. Don't be naive.

And it was the NOI who killed Malcolm, though they did it in collaboration with FBI-COINTELPRO.

Islam is filth.
no..islam is not flth ..it is a teligion trying to promote peace and harmony but is constantly twisted to be used as a reason for extremists to do what they want.isis is an example of corrupted people who has been changing the words of the quran to have a reason to kill innocent people.kkk is another example .corrupted people using christianity to have a reason to make themselves feel superior

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