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Black power will smash everything Western civilization has created With these types of attitudes militant black leaders such as Malcolm X methods of attempting to gain African Americain equality through whatever means necessary differed drastically from the generally peaceful methods of the anti-Vietnam protests that occurred in the late 1960s Publications from Malcolm X and other militant leaders show their extreme but perhaps necessary views Contrastingly the peaceful rallies and marches of the anti-war activists showed their unwillingness to use violence and general desire for reform without bloodshed Both movements greatly shaped the following decades by increasing drug use and creating a counter culture that generally despised authority With conservative whites against both movements and conservative whites in power these movements separated our nation into camps and brought the issues in society to the forefront of every Americans mind The tactics of Malcolm X also known as El-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz advocated for equality on all levels of society through any mean possible Foundations founded by Malcolm X such as the Muslim Mosque Inc and the Organization of Afro-Americain Unity preached black separation from the inherent evilness of white Christian America In speeches such as reflections on his experiences with the Islamic sect headed by Elijah Muhammad speaks of the wrongs of the white devil and the 400 years of slavery and inequality that white society has forced onto the Blackman and how white society should and will be the victim of Gods divine wrath By bluntly stating the feelings of the African Americain community to gatherings of students and to the presses Malcolm X allowed America to see the alternative to peaceful reform A self-proclaimed radical Malcolm X called integration a false solution to a real problem and advocated for the downfall of white society By attacking white society in his speeches and publications such as his autobiography The Autobiography of Malcolm X he spread teachings to the African Americain community and Americas youth at
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