Malcolm X Thesis Essay

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Malcolm X Thesis

Malcolm X

The history of the United States has in it much separation or segregation due to race. For
a long time our country has seen racism as a large problem and this has caused ethnic
groups to be looked down upon or forced into a lifestyle of difficulties and suppression.
Due to this, races, particularly African-Americans, have been forced to deal with unequal
opportunity and poverty, leading to less honorable ways of getting by and also
organizations that support change. Malcolm X is one strong example of a colored man who
fell into this type of hate and acted against it, uniting people to promote the
advancement of colored people and change.

At a young age, Malcolm saw the ways in which blacks were seen as inferior, when his
father supported an organization that promoted the return of blacks to Africa. Malcolm
watched at a young age while the Klu Klux Klan burnt down his family's house, he also knew
of his grandmother being raped by a white man, which caused his mother's light skin and
his red hair. His father was killed when six white men beat him to death because they did
not like what his father was doing in his organization. This was the early stage in like
in which Malcolm's hatred of white people begins. I believe that the high point of
Malcolm's hatred for white people comes when the welfare agency declares his mother insane
and institutionalizes her, causing his family to be split apart. Malcolm blames the
welfare agency for splitting up his family for the rest of his life. Even when he moves in
with a white foster family, he is taught at school that black people are seen as lazy and
dumb and will never be completely successful in this society, no matter how smart or
gifted they are.

"I reflected many, many times to myself upon how the American Negro has been entirely
brainwashed from ever seeing or thinking of himself, as he should, as a part of the
nonwhite peoples of the world." - Malcolm X

Malcolm begins to realize that all the white people surrounding him as constantly either
indirectly or directly telling him that he does not belong in their world, and they would
not let him in even if he was qualified, due to his color. At this point he knows he must
leave this area and leaves his foster home to live with his sister in Boston. Although
Malcolm finds work, they are dead end jobs and this leads him to have to earn money in
less acceptable ways such as drugs, betting, and stealing. This is how many problems occur
in poor black communities today, due to the lack of choice and opportunity for
advancement. Many years of this cause him danger and drug addiction until finally he ends
up in jail and his transformation begins. Malcolm meets a man named Bibi and after
listening to him talk begins to study many intellectually subjects. He became particularly
intrigued with the ideas of a man named Elijah Muhammad. This man founded the Nation of
Islam, which Malcolm joins after getting out on parole. From here, Malcolm becomes a
powerful influence and believes completely in the teachings of this form of Islam. He
avidly tried to gain members and eventually becomes an important symbol to the faith due
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