Malcolm X and “Who Taught you to hate yourself? Video

This video is relevant to our class since we talked about Malcolm X starting out as a racist, then moving more to inspiring the African Americans to segregate themselves, not because they were inferior, but because until they became proud of who they were, they were not going to fight for change. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRSgUTWffMQ Advertisements

King – Transformation from Conservative, Moderate, to Liberal

Is King a conservative, moderate or liberal? Martin Luther King’s life evolved from 1956 to 1968 from a conservative to a moderate, then finally to a liberal. However, the philosophy he continually preached was of “nonviolent resistance.” (12) Even though the basic message remained the same, the manner in which he delivered it certainly changed. … Continue reading

“The Power of Nonviolence”

Essay three entitled The Power of Nonviolence is perhaps the most historic of the first five essays, as its targeted audience was college students, and its message was one of nonviolence. King was invited to speak at a conference at the University of California on June 4, 1957 by the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) … Continue reading

Nature of Racism

What does Thomas Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty tell us about the nature of racism? The nature of racism can be best described as the self-interest of a group of people exceeding the best interest of another group of people. The black community is often noted as the most deeply hurt group of people due … Continue reading