Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare - Chapter 10: Nothing but Men Summary & Analysis

James H. Cone
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Chapter 10: Nothing but Men Summary and Analysis

Both Malcolm and Martin had deep flaws as human beings; they must not be seen as messiah figures. They completely missed sexism as a profound evil. They were both strongly patriarchic, and were no different from whites on this score. Black people cannot excuse or justify their sexist attitudes. Malcolm was much worse than King on this issue and was partly misogynistic. In fact, many black leaders today are upset about how they treated and spoke about women at the time. Due to the decay of black families, black leaders focused on getting black men to be men, and often ignored women. However, over time, various black women entered the movement, like Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Jo Ann Robinson, Mary Fair Burks, and many others. Oddly, however, early figures in black history like Frederick...

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