Malcolm's Idea Of Integration

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This leads to his ideas of separation over integration. He felt that integration would still give white people power over black people (which relates back to his beliefs of economic independence). He felt that integration didn’t make up for the kidnapping, rapes, and enslavement of millions of black people for hundreds of years. He thought that as long as white people and black people lived together, white people would have the power while black people would always beg for housing, food, and money. In his lifetime, he’d never seen a situation where someone black wasn’t begging for the “table scraps” off of a white person’s table. He felt that they were only given what white people didn’t want. In addition, he didn’t like the idea of integration…show more content…
His youth (before and after his father’s death), his time spent in Harlem and prison, his union with the Nation of Islam and the Black Muslims, and his pilgrimage to Mecca can all be seen as having very clear influences on the course of his ideology and why he believed the concepts and notions that he did.
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