Malcolm X Ethos Pathos Logos

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“Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner. You must be eating some of what’s on that plate. Being here in America doesn’t make you an American. Being born here in America doesn’t make you an American” (Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements) Malcolm X is recognized as one of the most influential speakers of the civil rights movement. He was able to rally much support and gained respect of other civil rights advocates like Martin Luther King. Malcolm X was born May19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His birth name was Malcolm Little. Malcolm father was killed when Malcolm was just six years old. The people in his community had suspected it was KKK members since the had threatened Malcolm’s family in the past. Three of his four uncles had also been killed. When in school he excelled and was well liked by classmates. He was even elected student council president, but he dropped out. When one of teacher asked him what he wanted to do when he graduated Malcolm said be a lawyer. The teacher said he should be a carpenter because black people couldn’t be lawyers. Malcolm was sentenced to ten years in prison …show more content…

While he used it throuh out the entire speech, he mainly used in the body of his speech. He first utilizes logos twords the begining of he speech when he says. "Now in speaking like this, it doesn't mean that we're anti-white, but it does mean we're anti-exploitation, we're anti-degradation, we're anti-oppression. And if the white man doesn't want us to be anti-him, let him stop oppressing and exploiting and degrading us." This is used to prove that he has nothing against any particular group. He uses logos again when he uses the analogy of going to war he says "If they draft you, they send you to Korea and make you face 800 million Chinese. If you can be brave over there, you can be brave right here. These odds aren't as great as those odds. And if you fight here, you will at least know what you're fighting

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