African american rights were the main concern of many people, along with government corruption and the unwillingness to help. Malcolm X was no banal man he was a extravagant civil rights speaker, he showed the truth on how coming together can put the end to African American indifference. Due to the lack of government the dichotomy between african americans and the white men was still a major problem ; as African americans needed to put and end to the separation and earn civil rights. Malcolm speaks out to all who are willing to obtain their civil rights. ”In Ballot or Bullet” Malcolm X uses Anaphora, Antithesis, Ethical Appeal, Word choice, and Rhetorical question to show the lack of support from government and how coming together can help fight back.
In the Malcolm X speech, he uses many literary devices in order to convey his message to other African Americans to make a difference. Throughout his speech, he uses anaphora to make his ideas prominent; phrases like “I’m not a …” demonstrate not what he isn’t but what he is, or “One of the 22 million black people” is his way of showing the importance of each and every black person in America. When he talks about his metaphor, comparing waiting for his rights to waiting for a meal in a diner, he is proving that it is not okay to work as hard as you do and sit and wait and wait and wait for something you don’t have while another person can just show up and get whatever they want. “I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare”
Throughout the United States history, there have been some influential minority individuals and groups who have significantly influenced the nation. America is a state well known to have been founded entirely on the standards of equality as well as freedom, but it was actually established through the struggles, sweat, and blood of millions of minority Africans who were pulled out of their original native land and exploited as slaves. The Africans and other minority groups were perceived as inferior to whites and were often exposed to brutal punishments. Nevertheless, in 1960's most of the minority groups and individuals especially the Blacks were fed up with the injustices and were determined to use tireless efforts to fight for their rights.
Thesis: In “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, Malcolm X in his telling of his life to Alex Haley uncovers the theme of positive and negative environments unearthed by the interaction of African Americans and White Americans in his life and what those kinds of environments inherently produce. Annotated Bibliography Nelson, Emmanuel S. Ethnic American Literature: an Encyclopedia for Students. Greenwood, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015.This encyclopedia points out that the negative interaction he held with the white man as a young hustler was countered by these same experiences pushing Malcolm X to reclaim his “African identity”. This shows, as described by the cited work, what a man pushed by his negative interactions with the oppressive white men is willing to do to find his identity (i.e. through hustling).
What were Malcolm X’s beliefs? What did he hope to see change, and how for that matter did he believe he could make those changes happen? While analyzing Malcolm X and Black Rage, written by Cornel West, questions such as those are brought to light. Malcolm X’s motives are further explored as author Cornel West goes into depth and critiques Malcolm X’s tactics, such as black rage and psychic conversion, why they were such an important part of his philosophy, and if he believed said tactics were effective.
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
Malcolm X was a black nationalist leader, who was very passionate in leading the fight against discrimination. His troubled childhood, along with the time period he grew up in, gave him the experience of dealing with racism and fabricated him into the great activist he was. In his speech “The Ballot or the Bullet” Malcolm preaches about how black people were suffering from social, economic, and political oppression at the hands of white people and how he wants black people to break from this oppression. Throughout the speech he conveys that fact that all people should be equal no matter what and how he is furious with the actions of white people. Likewise, he makes the audience believe that they need to establish equality, even if it is by
This story told by Malcolm X described his personal life starting at a very young age. At a very young age, he already noticed the huge amount of racism in America in the late 1920’s. Black Americans were set up for failure and it was made very hard to succeed. Malcolm Little fell into that path. After getting caught with many illegal activities, he is sent to prison, where he finds his faith and becomes the influential leader that helped to end segregation in America.
In America, there was an inequality issue between African Americans and Caucasians. As a result, one change for African Americans includes Supreme Court rulings that addressed the issue of segregation. The other changes include public support with movements and political response by the President and Congress. When problems were arising in the South with African Americans, the action of the Supreme Court, advocates, and government were necessary in order to achieve civil rights and equality. The Supreme Court’s decision on the Plessy v. Ferguson case and the Brown v. Board of Education case affected American in different ways.
Malcolm X one of the well known civil right motivational speakers was arrested as a young adult and sent to prison for burglary. Born on May 19th, 1925 Malcom X later in life converted to the religion Islam in jail. Malcolm being the bright man he was exceeding well in school, also then dropping out in the middle of his 8th grade year. Known as one of the top black leaders his father was well known. During the civil rights time he tried to promote black pride and being a prominent figure of the black community.
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.
In his debate with James Baldwin, Malcom X explains why African Americans should use a forceful approach to achieve equality in America, and why he doesn’t agree with the sit in movement. He claims that if we use nonviolent protest, we are waiting for equality instead of demanding it. Then he goes on to describe the hope of integration has made African Americans soft and “disabled” them to stand up and fight. He also uses history, describing moments like Pearl Harbor, when whites were attacked and didn’t turn the other cheek, so he asks why should black people. Malcolm X sees that the African Americans should stand as one and fight oppression instead of waiting for it to happen.
Malcolm X became one the most crucial world wide speaker for the Black Muslims. His debating abilities against white and black rivals helped spread the organization's message. He uses his strong and violent talks to remind black people that they should not be following the white man’s footsteps because they were already abandoned by the white man and that they should not be discouraged by them. He believes that black people are blinded by the supremacy of the white man and that they (Africans) believe that the color white is greater or higher than the color black. Malcolm X is a prominent figure in history.