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In the 60s America was filled with racism and segregation There were two main civil rights leaders for the blacks Malcolm X and Martin Luther King But in a time of violent actions Malcolm Xs philosophies made the most sense because he encouraged the blacks to fight back against discrimination build black communities and segregate schools to give blacks better educations Malcolm X supported the use of violence as a form of protest and self-defense Blacks had been experiencing violence for hundreds of years and had always been taught to be nonviolent Malcolm X was the one who told blacks to use violence of violence is upon them He hated the fact that blacks were supposed to be the ones who were nonviolent while white supremacist groups such as the KKK go around lynching and killing blacks for hundreds of years On January 18 1965 Malcolm X was interviewed for The Young Socialist He expressed how his fellow blacks were encountering violence but yet were supposed to remain nonviolent Ive never heard anybody go to the Ku Klux Klan and teach them nonviolence Nonviolence is only preached to black Americans and I dont go along with anyone who wants to teach our people nonviolence until someone at the same time is teaching our enemy to be nonviolent Document 9 But some people took Malcolm Xs ideas the wrong way They mistook him for a trigger-happy black who was a bigger racist than the whites But in truth he only thought violence was necessary to defend blacks from hate crimes He further expressed his position in an interview in 1965 I believe we should protect ourselves by any means necessary when attacked by racists Document 9 This was an easy idea for the blacks to accept because they had experienced so much discrimination that they saw it as a way of stopping the whites from causing more misery Some people considered Malcolm X
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