Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare Topics for Discussion

James H. Cone
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Explain the contrast between the American "Dream" and the American "Nightmare."

Explain how Cone thinks the differences in Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X's upbringings led to their philosophical differences.

Explain three philosophical differences between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

Explain the differences between King and X's religious beliefs; how did these differences influence their philosophy and activism?

To what extend is the widespread criticism of Malcolm X deserved?

What was Malcolm X's critique of King's philosophy and activism? How accurate do you think that critique is?

What do you think of Cone's view that the legacies of King and X are complimentary and mutually corrective? Explain your answer in detail.

What do you think of Cone's criticisms of King and X? What were his criticisms? To what extent are they effective?

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