King’s posthumous transformation from man to superhero is “dangerous,”...because such moral leaders are not “giants,” but regular people “who stumbled and wandered and worried as they strove to make a better world.”
Interestingly, near the end of their time on earth, Malcolm X was becoming more like King -- and King was becoming more like Malcolm. For instance, Dr. King was very disillusioned at the time of his death over the depth and depravity of racism in the country and the slow pace of the political process for all underprivileged. Just before his assassination, he was planning strategies to advocate for the poor that were more provocative than anything we had ever seen from him.
Near the end of his life, Malcolm X realized that a great deal of the oppressive economic conditions cut across racial boundaries. He realized that many of the poor were used as pawns of a racist system that abused their ignorance for political and economic gains.
Both men should be remembered for their contribution to the struggle.