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There are people in the vast majority that don’t know that Marvel Creator Stan Lee, mirrored the X-Men after the civil rights movement. Two great men during that era played protagonists and antagonists at times.
Martin Luther King, AKA MLK, AKA Professor MLK was much like the Professor X many have read in the comics or watched in the movies. Like the vast majority again though, most only knew of the pacifist MLK they like to push in our history books. His views turned more radical and ultimately led to his assassination.
Malcolm X, AKA Magneto X was a brother in arms for MLK. Their views widely differed for some time. You have X who believed we blacks as a people should not only come together, but get things done by any means necessary when we do.
For those who want to know more about these men. Most have to take an elective in school or do their own research. Only a brief time is spent in the history classes on these two, and only a bit of light is shed on them during this month of February. It’s unfortunate that they played such a huge role in the history we have in America today for not only blacks, but other people of color as well. As hard as they have worked very little has changed for the most part. Some may not agree with that statement, but I still see a lot of what went on then go on now. It may not be in the same shape or form, but I’m not ignorant enough to believe that my people are really getting treated any differently. Deception is a tool this country uses very well.