How The Separation Of Skin Color Affected Malcolm X

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“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” On May 19, 1925, racism immediately targeted Malcolm X for being born an African American. (Gallati) He endured this separatist country for forty years, meanwhile leaving behind his legacy. A legacy in which he challenged America for its forms of oppression and imprinted ideas of equality for all men. Malcolm X responded to the racist situation he faced with violent actions that were not only excusable but necessary.
Firstly, the separation of skin color affected not only Malcolm’s family but also all blacks in the United States. The civil war resulted in freedom of African Americans, but also harsh mistreatment and segregation …show more content…

Proceeding eighth grade, Malcolm moved on to live with a half-sister in Boston, Massachusetts. (“Martin Luther King & Malcolm X on Violence and Integration”) The Great Depression majorly affected this time and Americans sized job opportunities. Job opportunities became scarce and being of African American race placed Malcolm in a difficult situation. Malcolm choose the route of a petty criminal in order to survive. He became involved in breaking and entering, running numbers and peddling dope. (“Martin Luther King & Malcom X on Violence and Integration”) Unable to avoid the law any longer, Malcolm was caught and sentenced to ten years in prison. …show more content…

. (“Martin Luther King & Malcom X on Violence and Integration”) These Muslims implanted the idea of black pride in Malcolm’s mind and convinced him whites were devils. . (“Martin Luther King & Malcom X on Violence and Integration”) By straightening his hair and worshiping their white skinned, blue-eyed Jesus, Malcolm, in Muslim standards, defied his African heritage. . (“Martin Luther King & Malcom X on Violence and Integration”) Now seeing a corrupt society run by white devils, Malcolm converted to Muslim and changed his “slave” last name, Little, to X. (“Martin Luther King & Malcom X on Violence and

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