Malcolm X Essay

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A Dream Or A Nightmare
“ No, I’m not an American. I’m one of the 22 million people who are victims of Americanism, one if the victims of democracy, nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So, I’m not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or flag-saluter, or a flag waver. No, not I. I am speaking to you as a victim of the American system. And I see America through the eyes of a victim. I don’t see any American dream. I see an American nightmare!
--Malcolm X
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His speeches were based upon his beliefs and the dreams of a better society. King had high hopes and spoke of his high hope for the black people. King didn’t make racial slurs against the white people, but he put the white and black people on the same level. He argued that every man, black or white should have equal rights.
This is why, I believe that we celebrate his birthday as a national holiday and Malcolm X’s birthday goes unrecognized. Martin Luther King was fighting for equal rights for black people and he did it with out slaying or putting down the white people. We want to celebrate what this nation has over come. What we have overcome, is the fact that in our society today we do not discriminate based on the color of someone’s skin. By choosing to celebrate King’s birthday over Malcolm X’s birthday was a better choice for all Americans. King was not considered a racist. Equal rights for everyone no matter what race you were.
I believe that we should recognize the work and the efforts of Malcolm more than we do. I believe both men were excellent speakers and that Malcolm had the right to his opinion.
A Talk To Teachers
This article was hard for me to decipher. In the first paragraph it talks about calling some one a “Nigger”. To me the word nigger is degrading. I don’t like to use this word because I am no better than you. Therefore, you are no better than me.

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