Malcolm X Essay

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Americans often say that Malcolm X was ¡°the angriest Negro in America¡± (p. 366). They assume that Malcolm X emphasized only violence to the white and separation of the black from the white. However, is this assumption about Malcolm X really true? Not, at all. The image of Malcolm X as an icon of ¡°black power¡± is not a truth but a myth made by media. Although I grant that Malcolm X had been a radical activist who had tried to improve life of the black and to separate the black from the white before quitting the Nation of Islam, I still argue that Malcolm X eventually realized that the white and the black could exist together with harmony under GOD, Allah, after Hajj.
While orthodox Islam is completely a religion, the Nation of Islam is
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For instance, in ¡°Message to the Blackman in America,¡± Elijah Muhammad states, ¡°WE BELIEVE this is the time in history for the separation of the so-called Negroes and the so-called white Americans.¡± While working as a minister of the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was so absorbed in its theology that he often went to TV and radio shows to spread its argument of the separation. Especially, Malcolm X loved its historical analysis about racial discrimination. The Nation of Islam states, ¡°WE BELIEVE that the offer of integration is hypocritical and is made by those who are trying to deceive the black peoples into believing that their 400-year-old open enemies of freedom, justice and equality are, all of a sudden, their ¡®friends.¡¯¡± Having suffered from the white, Malcolm X thought that the white had been the evil who always tried to exploit the black. However, after the scandal of the adultery of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X was disappointed and realized that the Nation of Islam was not different from the white society, and he finally quit it and decided to go on Hajj.
During Hajj, Malcolm X realized that the Nation of Islam he had believed in without doubt was quite different from orthodox Islam and that the separation which the Nation of Islam had constantly argued was unnecessary. Malcolm X states, ¡°Elijah Muhammad¡¯s Nation of Islam had a lawsuit going against me, to force…

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