One of the most influential figures during the height of the 1960’s civil rights movement was Malcolm X. In contrast to the pacifist political approach of Martin Luther King Jr., X advocated for protest by means of violence. On April 3, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, X delivered his powerful and compelling speech The Ballot or the Bullet, in which he explains to black Americans the necessity of using violence to gain basic rights. X supports this assertion with false choice to narrow the audience’s choice of action to two things, the use of various forms of repetition to place emphasis on details of his argument, specific pronouns and pronoun shifts to connect with and involve the audience, rhetorical questions to force the audience to examine the
He applies to the emotion of his audience, rousing them to anger, at the same time strikes fear into the hearts of his white listeners. Malcolm X emphasizes specific words to make the audience feel that the government has failed. He also uses unfortunate facts to produce a sense of urgency from his audience for example, “ You have 22 million Afro-American who choices are being bound, whose little girls are being murdered, who leader are being shot down in broad daylight.” Malcolm X uses ethos in his speech by introducing himself and he builds credibility by comparing himself to other activists such as, Adam Clayton Powell and Dr. Martin Luther King, who was also a minister and political leaders during the civil rights movement. He related to the audience “we all have the same problem.
Malcolm X, in his speech, focused on how important the African American vote could be, or meant, in the American political process. He had realized it was the time for Black America to wake up and take their voting power serious. When he remarked, it is time for African Americans to “become more politically mature and realize what the ballot is for,” he was stressing that the voting block of black people must be unified, and African Americans should strive for some type of nationalism.
Silko explains the point of view, shown from the perspective of a Native American, is very terrible and it really does affect the story. Racism is woven throughout the story. There is much to agree with for the reason that there is so much racism in the world, it is terrible. There was racism when America was starting out and there is racism now. However, there is a lot less now than there was back then.
There is no doubt about the fact that Malcolm X believes in dealing with the dilemma of this racial prejudice in an aggressive manner. While reflecting back at his childhood, it seems that his beliefs and ideas are inspired by Marcus Garvey since his father himself was pro-Garveyism. Hence, most of Malcolm’s views at the moment are also seen to be revolving around the theory of separatism. To those who would listen, he has been preaching the idea of all white men being devils and how the blacks need to unite together to cause a revolt against their oppressors. And it is the fruit of all these ideas
Novelist Harper Lee, in her book To Kill a Mockingbird, depicts the racism and inequalities in the town of Maycomb by having a white man, Atticus Finch, defend Tom Robinson who was black. Lee’s purpose is to show the world is unfair between races and we need to have compassion for others. She adopts a serious tone to appeal to people’s morals to do the right the thing by those seeking changes for equality. Throughout his closing argument, Atticus ensures credibility, mentioning God, and by presenting evidence that Tom Robinson is not guilty but someone in the courtroom is, to explain Mayella’s reasoning to lie.
No jury in this part of the world's going to say 'We think you're guilty, but not very' on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing” (Lee). In conclusion, Jim Crow laws and Scottsboro trials significantly influenced the plot and character evolution of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. All these cases the author witnessed and perceived as a personal matter.
Martin Luther King’s enthusiasm towards his cause in the “I Have a Dream” speech is as strong as America’s desire to win the Vietnam War. In this great speech, Martin Luther King Jr. creates a story in the form of a speech by including so many great traits, such as his vivid figurative language, encouraging statements, and his will to stand up for the people who are to scared to do it for themselves. In this text, King mostly states how corrupt our nation is and how we need to fix it. I believe King’s central idea in his speech is he wants to end racism; in his speech, there are three attributes that show how badly he wants to end racism, and they are he will not rest until racism is gone, he doesn 't want violence to threaten his chances of abolishing racism, and he believes our world can be better than this.
Abercrombie denied hiring her thinking she was muslim and that’s why she wore a hijab. One of reasons that this case was taken to court was to see if Abercrombie discriminated Samantha for wearing a headscarf, which violates the 14th amendmendment. Another big conflict that made this case be taken to court was that Abercrombie did not hire her because they thought she was muslim and that is why she wore a hijab, which violates the Title VII of the Civil Right Act Of 1964. What the Court wanted out of this case was to make sure that Abercrombie was not violating these rights from employees. The issue that was presented
In this essay, it will discuss the argument about how the American dream wasn’t meant for African Americans or other religions to ever be prosperous. Which in the Speech, “Ballot of the Bullet” civil right activist Malcom X expressed the struggles African America’s experienced in America, which was caused by rooted religious lies that have been plaguing the American cultural foundation of which it stands upon. On April 12, 1964 King Solomon Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan hum rights activist Malcolm X delivered his speech “Ballot or the Bullet that addressed the African American community of the struggles that were opposed on them and their future if things continued on the same route. The ideology of Mr. X was unique in that he felt that the only true way for African Americans to receive equality wasn’t going
Since he is talking to an entirely different audience where his religious beliefs may not be in-line theirs, it wouldn’t be ideal to discuss their different beliefs and instead uses Kairos to infuse his argument with logos to convince the audience of the problems with segregation and the necessity to fight for equality. Malcolm X discusses how they don’t have civil rights which were pertinent in the lives of all the audience and allows them to relate to the time and logically leads to supporting his ideas against segregation. Malcolm X denounces the actions of the white population, without any attempts to appeal to them; his approach to the civil rights issue is in complete opposition to the tactics of other civil rights leaders of his time, such as MLK. Rather than trying to integrate the black community into the white, he focused on the complete reconstruction between the two populations: he didn 't want the African-Americans to integrate into the white hotels; he wanted African-Americans to own the hotels. He believed that it was entirely necessary for the black population to break the psychological, cultural, economic, and political dependency of their oppressors.
In that discourse, he adequately spoke to the masses by piping the troubles and feelings of the dark group toward compromise and the feelings of the whites toward a more noteworthy seeing through his validity, discernment and serious feelings, instead of towards the careless danger of roughness. This gave Kennedy validity inside of the dark group as a man that they could trust, as a man who had been on the cutting edges of social equality already and would champion their reason. When he examined the viciousness that went with King 's death, he discussed how as a country, " we apparently endure a rising level of savagery that overlooks our normal humankind and our cases to development alike" . This unmitigated show of repugnance for what society has get to be loans itself pleasantly
Malcolm X preached unity and solidarity within African American communities and understanding how important the ballot was. He realized that if African Americans started holding the Democratic Party accountable for social injustices and discriminatory practices that were happening to them in the United States, the Democratic Party would not get elected. Malcolm X understood the power of voting when he spoke on April 3, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio.
The civil rights movement would not have been possible without the contributions of many ordinary people. But these ordinary people could not have been organized without the skills of the leaders of the civil rights movement. Two very famous civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Malcolm X in particular contributed to the cause of desegregation. Though both men contributed much to the act of desegregation, these men had very different ideologies about the process of desegregation. By analyzing the two pieces and comparing how and why they are different, the differing strategies of the two men can be better understood and applied to issues of today.
Malcolm X the Activist: Analysis of “The Ballot or the Bullet” Speech On April 12, 1964, Malcom X gives “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech at Cory Methodist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Malcolm’s main purpose of the speech is to persuade African Americans to fight for their right to vote and to warn the U.S. government that if they restrict minorities from equality, violence will in turn take effect (Montoya 211). Malcolm X is speaking to his intended audience, which is the black community, about taking action for the Black Nationalist movement, and he also addresses his unintended audience, which is the white community and the United States government, in order to show that he is serious about the revolution and they need to act or violence