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Imagine that you are moderating a debate between Malcolm X, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and you are tasked with delivering an evaluation of this debate. Clearly, the participants have starkly different views on issues like race, class, gender, socioeconomics, equality, and opportunity. Which leader do you find most convincing and worthy of support, and what societal and/or political factors account for such vastly different “realities” in the same nation during roughly the same time period? In advancing your argument, pay primary attention to the views of the leader you have chosen, but also show awareness of the alternate views, especially as they pertain to the policies of your chosen leader. In addition, be sure to consider and make reference to the following texts:
“Malcolm X, ‘Malcolm X Explains His Ideas, 1964 Download Malcolm X, ‘Malcolm X Explains His Ideas, 1964′”
Richard Nixon, “What Has Happened to America? (Links to an external site.)”, 1967
LBJ Great Society speech (Links to an external site.)
Martin Luther King and Economic Justice (Links to an external site.), 1966