Malcolm X's Struggle Against Racism

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Malcolm X Malcolm X was a man strongly against racism. He had joined a religious group that stood up for the black community’s rights. He gave many speeches and led a very important rally. Malcolm was a born leader and those qualities started to show during his childhood and early adult years. His time in prison was the start of it all. After leaving the group and soon being killed, his death had impacted all of his followers in negative ways. Malcolm X was very influential towards the civil rights movement starting with his childhood, moving to his imprisonment, and later on his death. Malcolm Little, known as Malcolm X later on in his life, was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker…show more content…
Tom Robinson had been accused of raping a white woman in the town of Maycomb. Due to Tom Robinson being a black male, he was found guilty of crime despite the fact that he was actually physically unable to do it because of his crippled left arm. Atticus had been very disappointed in losing the case, even though he knew that it was going to happen because of the racism. Malcolm X stood up for social injustice against the black community. He chose to join a religious group that was made up of men who were against the whites. “I am not a racist; I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color” (“Quotations”). Although Malcolm is not racist he believes that everyone should be created equally no matter what. In the novel, Atticus says that all men should be equal in the court. There may not be too many similarities between Malcolm X and the novel, but the little ones mean a lot. Malcolm believed in human rights, as did Atticus. Malcolm X was very influential towards the civil rights movement. That was shown through his childhood, where his father had been an avid supporter of the Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey and his imprisonment where he learned of the religious group, Nation of Islam. Also, through his tragic death and what lead to
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