Reflection Of Malcolm X's Autobiography Of Malcom X

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Malcolm X (also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) was born on the 19th of May 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska and died on the 21st of February 1965 in New York. He was an American black Muslim minister and a one-time speaker for the National party of Islam. He also founded the Muslim Mosque and the Afro-American Unity which was an organization whose aim was to help black people. In the autobiography, there are many episodes of his life but there are also many reflections and part of his speeches, many focusing on white people. His opinion of the white part of the society is detailed and precise and helps readers fully understand his ideas. Different racial representations can have different types of languages depending also on the historical context in which the text(s) are set in. The Malcolm X’s autobiography is a great example of how language can change in different terms and this will be discussed in this critical essay. Malcolm X’s autobiography represents white society in various different ways. The tone used when referring to this race is usually ironic, the same he often used during his speeches that were directed to people interested in race equality. Malcom X portrays the white part of society very differently from the black one. For instance, the black part of the society is often treated in a “better” way, they are often treated almost as a superior race than the whites because, reading this quotation, they…show more content…
At that time these words could be used. In addition, the author of the autobiography, Malcolm X, was an African American and so he was in a sense “allowed” to use them. Nowadays, in our society these words cannot be used anymore. Interestingly, in the case of the whites, the words used can still be used nowadays. This is because the word “white” is not considered racist since it is very simple and it does not contain any diminutive or any type of insult like “nigger” or

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