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This essay is about the different outlooks of life that Martin Luther King and Malcom X had against racism Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X grew up in different environments King was raised in a comfortable middle-class family where education was a must On the other hand Malcolm X came from and underprivileged home He was a self-taught man who received little schooling and came to greatness on his own intelligence and determination Martin Luther King was born into a family whose name in Atlanta was well established Even with segregation Martin Luther Kings parents would make it so their child was secure and happy Malcolm X was born on May 19 1925 and was raised in a completely different environment than King an environment of fear and anger The burning of his house by the Ku Klux Klan resulted in the murder of his father His mother later suffered a nervous breakdown and his family was split up This haunted him for nearly his whole life From then on he was driven by hatred and a desire for revenge The early backgrounds of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were largely responsible for the responses to American racism Both men became rolemodels of African-American culture and had a great influence on black Americans However King had a more positive attitude than Malcolm X King belied that through peaceful demonstrations and arguments blacks will be able to someday achieve full equality with whites Malcolm Xs look on life was reflected in his angry belief that equality is impossible because whites have no morals King felt that blacks and whites should be united and live together in peace Malcolm X however promoted hated toward whites For most of his life he believed that only through revolution and force could blacks get there rightful place in the world Both X and King spread their message through powerfulspeeches Their intentions were
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