Malcolm X Argumentative Essay

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Malcolm X “You can’t separate peace from freedom, because nobody can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” These words came from the mouth of Malcolm X, but who was he? Some people call him deranged, others call him too radical. But truthfully, Malcolm X was one of the most influential African Americans in history. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, the seventh of eleven children. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Lansing, Michigan, where his family was harassed by whites who disagreed with his father’s black nationalist views. When Malcolm was 6, his father was murdered, and his mother had a nervous breakdown. Malcolm and his siblings were taken by welfare agencies. Growing up, Malcolm wanted to be a lawyer, …show more content…

He was this troubled little kid with no parents and bad circumstances, but he still powered through. He probably had some problems in his late-teens-early-twenties, when he dealt and did drugs, and then managed a burglary ring, so that kind disappointed me when I was reading articles on him. Luckily, he discovered Islam, which I believe turned his life around for the better. I strongly disagree with his early teachings, which were based on the fact that all white people were “devils”, but I was relieved when I read that after he went on his hajj, he began to believe that whites and blacks were equal. Although he made some questionable remarks, and did some very unpleasant things, I consider him a very important man that was crucial for getting the world to where it is today. The book* kept very loyal to the character of Malcolm X, even though he was only mentioned in a conversation. They described him as a radical speaker in the civil rights movement. The characters spoke about him like that weird kid in the class that nobody talks to**, like he was a person the did not want to follow, instead trying to bring Martin Luther King Jr. to their town to hold a protest. In other words, like people in the real world thought about him. Based on this, the book stayed very true to the character on Malcolm

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