The Nation of Islam advocated black nationalism and racial separatism and condemned Americans of European descent as immoral "devils." Muhammad's teachings had a strong effect on Malcolm, who entered into an intense program of self-education and took the last name "X" to symbolize his stolen African identity. After six years, Malcolm was released from prison and became a loyal and effective minister of the Nation of Islam in Harlem, New York. In contrast with civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X advocated self-defense and the liberation of African Americans "by any means necessary." A fiery orator, Malcolm was admired by the African American community in New York and around the country.
These ideals later served as the foundation for Black Nationalism and the Back Power movements. His approval of violence and militant stance against white society caused the U.S. Government to name him “the most dangerous man in America” (Mamiya, 2013). As a result the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) and the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) actively surveilled him until the time of his death.
His teaching could not be as effective because he neglected the influence the white members would have on the movement, by resenting them as a race, therefore handicapping his popularity and likelihood of success within the various white communities. MLk’s method prevailed here because he was trying to change the people as well as the law, Malcolm sought to fight but failed to realize that it is impossible to fight a war when the government and all other forces are behind you
Prejudice against people because of religion was and still is a problem to this day. In this story it briefly mentions this when Louis Armstrong is talking to his agent Mr. Glasser. Mr. Glasser doesn’t want to come too close to Armstrong because he doesn’t want to turn black. He says that he has a hard enough time in this world because he is Jewish and he doesn’t want to have the color of his skin add to his troubles. Religious discrimination has been around since the days of the world’s first religions.
With faith black people will have courage to face the uncertainties and give us strength to continue on our journey for true autonomy. Love, peace, and a sense of brotherhood are the essential tools to developing a united nation. In today’s society Martin Luther King’s philosophy of developing a sense of unity with the use of love, brotherhood, and peace is lost in translation. Racial intolerance still persists today
Jaimie Collier Dr. Kuru THRS 315 30 April 2015 Review of the Autobiography of Malcolm X “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.” * Malcolm X Malcolm X was a polarizing social rights figure who brought racial inequality to light. He was radical, but preached non-violence. He was also dynamic in the way he viewed racism. His beginning years he preached militancy and separatism, but towards his later years he abandoned his strict separation of the races and started demanding unity. He stopped his strict anti-white views and started seeing how the two races could work together as one.
In fact, Durkheim’s theory states; “religion served to integrate society, to create a sense of unity out of the enormously diverse collection of individuals.” Durkheim also believed that no matter what religion it is, religion is what holds a society together which makes a common destiny and makes the group have common values. (Michael Kimmel 489) With this belief comes more understanding of what Emile Durkheim was talking about with his theory of social cohesion and control. So just how does this theory relate to the Islamic religion. The word Islam means “peace”, “purity”, “submission” or “obedience.” These are all the major practices within the Islamic religion. (Pennington) When comparing Durkheim’s theory to the Islamic religion, there are very few differences in the teachings of Durkheim’s theory and the practice of the Islamic faith.
Zoe McClure “I Have a Dream” speech critique Public Speaking 108-66 Instructor Gil Stern I have a dream, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, became an inspiration and incentive of hope for all African Americans. Much of the greatness of this speech is tied to its historical context. In his speech, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Dr. King expresses his frustration that after a hundred years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans are still treated as inferior citizens. However, he also expresses his hope that this will change and African Americans will be "free at last." He makes use of rhetorical devices to convey his message that "all men are created equal" and that racism should not, cannot, continue if the nation is to prosper.
Before his peers discover David’s true identity, David feels he is forced to hide and lie about himself especially due to the fact that his friends weren’t comfortable around different races or religions and would often make stereotypical jokes. A quote from the movie was “David Green’s the first one I’ve met up close”, this helps identify the struggle and adversities David would have suffered after the discovery of his religion. The film School Ties can really connect with the viewer, demonstrating the irrationality of prejudice in any form. The movie encourages prejudiced people to reconsider their opinions as it shows another point of view. The viewer can learn important teachings learnt from the bible such as
Amir and Hassan where both concealed of the fact that Hassan was Baba’s true son despite Baba’s himself stating that ‘lying is stealing someone’s right to the truth’. The fact that Amir was finally told this information by Rahim Khan only highlights the idea that he was the only supportive male figure he had in his life, and the lack of communication between Amir and Baba makes Amir question the true identity of his father. In the same way, Amir fails to admit to his father as to what really happened in the winter of 1975, and now feels even more burdened with his ‘past of unatoned sins’ that have haunted him ‘for the last 26 years’. Secondly, many may see that joy was never present in some relationships because of the impact of their fathers on their lives. In Amir’s case, Baba was disappointed not to be graced with the archetypal Afghan son of the 1970’s that was tall, strong, sportive, willing to carry on the family name, but perhaps more importantly being able to stand up in himself.