This led to an extreme lack of racial pride for him. He strived to be white just like his classmates and when coupled with his troubled past, you can see why he ended up the way he did. After his father was killed, his mother went crazy and had to be institutionalized, leaving a young Malcolm Little to be put into foster care. Malcolm did not easily accept the social order he was living in due to experiences he had as a child. For example, his father was murdered when he was very young and his grandmother was raped.
However, the nation was shocked. Even Martin Luther King Jr, who disagreed with Malcolm X on many issues, sent this letter to Malcolm’s wife, “While we did not always see eye to eye on methods to solve the race problem, I always had a deep affection for Malcolm and felt that he had a great ability to put his finger on the existence and the root of the problem. He was an eloquent spokesman for his point of view and no one can honestly doubt that Malcolm had a great concern for the problems we face as a race.” The assassination was a great blow to the civil rights movement of the 60’s, but with the help of Martin Luther King, the great movement reached heights never seen by the black
He reverted himself to even greater highs, like being a powerful civil rights leader. I liked the fact that he fought for equal rights for all people, not just people of color. I disliked some parts of the story where his father was killed by his own people, but Malcome seen this type of brutally when he was a young child. The most revaluating factor point that he makes is that Malcome says, education is key. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot do something?.
Both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King jr were, as you said campaigning for Civil Rights, but at first they had very different views. Martin Luther King encouraged equality and integration, whilst Malcolm X advocated black power and was not against using violence to attain it, if nothing else would work-unlike Martin Luther King's more peaceful protest. Martin Luther King was very firm in his beliefs too. They had very different beginnings in life. They were both intelligent, but Malcolm X's dreams of becoming a lawyer were dashed by a teacher, which made him turn to crime.
Now this story may seem like someone who’s failed completely, and was just another crazy person dong something ridiculous in a lost cause, but John Brown wasn’t a complete failure. In fact John Brown’s actions turned out to be a success in the bigger picture because he shook up the foundation of slavery that was so deeply planted in America. He got people thinking that maybe black slaves did deserve to be free and that slavery was morally wrong (Source B). Not only that, but he was one of the few that took action against something he felt was wrong (source A). To me I think this is a huge success during this time period and it let people know that its ok to try and change something that is wrong.
Dr. King not only did he make this better but he also influenced people to speak up for themselves no matter what sex, race, or religion there is no wrong in saying what you think is wright. Hatred amongst other people just because they look different or they act different is not morally correct people should live with accept and maybe even embrace the different cultures. Even though Dr. King is dead his words and characters live on into the modern world. Today Dr. King’s decisions and speeches have affected the world of today in many ways. One of the greatest achievements was our new president Barak Obama, but his smaller achievements count too, such as the diversities in school, neighborhoods, and public areas.
“We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”, Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of civility and peace. Dr. King had a dream of changing the world, even if he didn’t have all mankind to back him up. He strongly believed in his moral beliefs, that all men are created equal. Martin was big on civility. He refused to accept the laws that he thought were unjust.
Both speeches done by the two were very influential and both had the same goal. King was a more non-violent type of leader, he wanted everyone to gather in song and come together and unite. Malcolm X thought of non-violent acts and singing songs would not get anyone anywhere. He thought that singing songs and protesting peacefully was not going to work. In Malcolm X the “Ballot or the Bullet”, and Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream”, they both felt that they have been cheated by the American System.
Christopher Young Mrs. Amanda Sauermann ENG 102 27 January 2015 Malcolm X Literacy Behind Bars Malcolm X was a prominent black leader who fought for African American rights. Malcolm X was born in 1925 and replaced his last name with X because he thought that it was a slave name. Before he was killed in 1965 by political rivals, he became the founder of the Muslim Mosque Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. In Malcolm X’s autobiography he writes that most people would think he had an education that far exceeded middle school because of the way he spoke. He gives all the credit for this to his time in prison.
Blacks are the often the first target of neo-nazi’s and white supremacists. Macdonald uses this to justify the murder of Blacks; “If we are going to cave in people’s heads with bricks, they must be people who deserve it” (Macdonald 10). The person who “deserves it” in the book is a Black convenient store owner, who the Organization choses to rob and kill. James Byrd Jr., a 49 year old Black man, was brutally murdered in Texas on June 7, 1998 by 3 white white men who were racially motivated based on the writing of Macdonald. When Netzley was describing the connection of Byrd’s murder and The Turner Diaries, she wrote “...African -American James Byrd Jr. is beaten and dragged to his death behind a pickup truck, one of his assailants, John King, will say ‘We’re starting The Turner Diaries early’’ (Netzley 5).