Comparison Of House Negro And Field Negro By Malcolm X

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In Malcolm X’s speech he presents two types of blacks from the days of slavery: the House Negro and Field Negro. There were some similarities and more differences that were brought up in video comparing the two types of blacks, in a sense it seemed as if the House Negro had more power and privilege than the Field Negro. Malcolm X did an excellent job describing the two and showing that there were still slaves in that time, referring to the 1950s/60s, when he wrote the speech. He clearly highlights the difference in slavery and how it applies to the current time. He even compares himself as a Field Negro, for wanting to separate. Others that did not want to separate themselves were considered to be House Negros, not knowing where to go, how

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