Differences and Similarities Between the Rastafari Movement and the Nation of Islam

  title={Differences and Similarities Between the Rastafari Movement and the Nation of Islam},
  author={Michael Barnett},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={873 - 893}
  • M. Barnett
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Black Studies
The two Black social movements under consideration in this article are now well established among Black communities in America and, although widely thought to be distinct from each other, have much in common. As such, this article seeks to explore the similarities and differences between the movements. One overarching similarity is that both movements empower their largely Black adherents by providing them with a positive Black identity. This may be viewed as an outcome of both movements being… 

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