Malcom X Paper

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Malcom X




The Racist

Malcolm was a racist, violent Black Man. He has been an anti-white all through his
previous life as he had confessed, and has remained the same even after his pilgrimage to
Mecca. His thoughts and emotions deny the White man, and he still sees them as hypocrites
who try to benefit from the Blacks, using Negroes as tools to enrich their lives.

The influence he had received during his past years from Elijah Muhammad, and his learning
of the history of the White man had so much affect on him. Although he had professed to
witness to have understood the real teachings of Islam, his ideas and opinions of the
Whites did not change. His preaching still focused on the Black man's plight, as he had
done when he served as the Minister of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm says, " I didn't miss
a single opportunity to tell the truth about the crimes, the evils and the indignities
that are suffered by the black man in America (pg 351)." He simply generalizes all Whites
to be evil and tells how the White men had oppressed them. He doesn't seem to realize that
Whites nowadays are different from who they were before in the past. He was telling the
truth, of the cruel history of the Whites, but the truth didn't apply to all Whites as he
thought. If he had witnessed the spirit of true brotherhood during his pilgrimage in
Mecca, shouldn't he be more open-minded, have more sympathy and a magnanimous heart
towards the White people?

His speeches caused the blacks to hate the Whites and commit violent crimes against them.
"New York City's press was highly upset about a recent killing in Harlem of a White woman,
for which many were blaming me at least indirectly (pg 365)." This shows that Malcolm was
a great orator, who could unite the blacks, bur it would have been better off if he had
thought more to love one another, to become one as brothers, as written in the Quran.

His 'Blood Brothers' only consisted of Negroes. If we all are, as he says, the descendents
of God's creation, why can't Whites as well be a part of his 'Blood Brother'? Malcolm
actually says that there is only a minority of 'brotherly" white people. "Yes, I have been
convinced that some American whites do want to help cure the rampant racism which is now
the path to destroy this country! (Pg. 365)" He has no sympathy for other Whites than the
White Muslims, and doesn't even try to compromise with them. As much as he defended the
rights of the Blacks, and preached of the Whites' historical crimes, he denied the Whites
and couldn't get out of his racial prejudice. How could he actually say that there was
only a minority of "brotherly" white people, when he, himself, didn't even bother to
socialize or integrate with the Whites in America, to get to know each of them better?

Muslims of white complexions were the only people whom Malcolm considered as brothers. He
did not accept other Whites as his brothers; he was still a racist to them. Malcolm denies
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