Comparing Martin Luther King's And Malcolm X

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3. What is exploitation, according to Young? How is it different from marginalization and from powerlessness? Why does she think that the redistribution of resources will not solve problems of exploitation? Critically assess her argument. Response: Young considers exploitation when someone’s work results are used to someone else’s benefit only adding to the other’s power, and another way of wording this would be when someone uses someone unfairly to benefit themselves. She supports her definition using the example of how upper class bosses are able to choose how much money their employees make. This is an example because the boss who is not making any product, makes profit off the product his employees make, while the employees make …show more content…
Compare Martin Luther King’s and Malcolm X’s basic approaches to resisting oppression. On what key principles do they disagree? Whose argument do you find more compelling and why? Make sure you make close use of their texts to back up your answer. Response: One of the differences between MLK’s and Malcolm X’s approach is their perspectives on the use of violence. Martin Luther King practiced peaceful protest because he did not see violence as a necessary tool; however, Malcolm X believed that violence was sometimes the only option or last resort. Malcolm X argues that nothing in our nations past was done without violence and he says, “It'll be ballots, or it'll be bullets. It'll be liberty, or it will be death” (Malcolm X transcript). The point that he is trying to illustrate is that in the past, change in America was sparked by violence and often death. While MLK does not agree that violence is necessary for change to occur, but he does agree that violence is, in someways, inevitable. MLK continues to explain how repression will cause violence no matter the situation because of the emotions that are involved and the type of repressions at hand. He reasons, “If his repressed emotions do not come out in these nonviolent ways, they will come