God's Judgement Of White America Analysis

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Civil rights has been a constant issue from the beginning of America until today. Many civil rights activists pay much respect to two men who have clearly made a tremendous impact on such controversy. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X both dreamt of equality of blacks but had different ways of approaching this sensitive idea. In “God’s Judgement of White America”, by Malcolm X, the tone of his argument was almost threatening and unhopeful for the benefit of the blacks however, in “I Have a Dream”, by MLK, King makes a much stronger argument about his optimistic goals and beliefs. Unlike MLK’s speech, Malcolm X’s almost seemed unrealistic. In summary, Malcolm X believed in separation, where blacks and whites would never live together in…show more content…
For example in his speech he says, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” By this, he means that the way for minorities to gain their equal freedom, is by not using their hatred and bitterness feelings toward majorities to get their way. This can change a reader’s view for the better because they know that MLK does not want to fight fire with fire, but to change this way of life in a civil manner. Another example is when MLK declared, “The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.” He predicts the future of America, many rebellions and even riots, will continue to occur until justice is equally served. This effects the reader emotionally as well because without this justice, their future in America could be in harms way and changed forever. Finally, one strong metaphor that stands out is “sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.” MLK explains that eventually all of the inequality and negativity will be turned into a forever freedom and the need the legislation to start listening to the minorities has been greater than ever. This gives the reader a hopeful insight of MLK’s argument and his beliefs and dreams are easier to be

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