Essay on Malcom X's The Ballot of the Bullet

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In 1964, Malcolm X gave a speech entitled “The Ballot or the Bullet” which described how African Americans should fight for civil-rights in America. Malcolm X emphasizes the importance of voting as a solution to ending discrimination against African Americans. He addresses both the poor voting decisions and also the denial of legitimate voting rights to African Americans. Because elections had been so narrowly decided in recent elections, the Black vote is the deciding factor in elections. Whites also have prevented African Americans in the electoral process. Malcolm X says that either "the ballot or the bullet" will come next in the civil rights struggle. This meant that government must allow African Americans to legitimately vote or …show more content…
If anything The Bullet or the Ballot made me want to vote even more so then I wanted to before I have a new outlook on how it is important for African Americans to vote. The project has prepared me for the upcoming election because it has taught me not to follow the crowd and to follow who is the best candidate for me, there are issues that are very important to me that I would like to see changed as soon as possible. The issues of healthcare is the most important issue to American across the world it something that they would like to see changed and be more affordable for Americans.
Malcolm X’s “The Ballot of the Bullet” opened the eyes to many African Americans on the political parties and the treatment towards minority voters in the past. “This is the year when all of the white politicians are going to come into the Negro community. You never see them until election time. You can’t find them until election time. They’re going to come in with false promises, and as they make these false promises they're going to feed our frustrations and this will only serve to make matters worse.”X, Malcolm. "The Ballot or the Bullet." 03, April, 1964. What Malcolm X was saying in this line right here I believe is true most political parties only seem to care about the community when there
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