A Man Who Stands For Nothing Falls For Anything By Malcolm X Essay

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“A man who stands for nothing falls for anything” by Malcolm X. He was known to be a civil rights activist and minister for the Nation of Islam ( NOI). He valued black nationalism, he thought black people will never achieve equality in a society dominated by caucasians. His purpose was to improve the lives of Black people. He wanted to improve them by making sure they had employment, protection within the legal system, and self identity of the African American culture. Malcolm wasn’t always a leader he had to work hard to get where he was. Through his journey he had many hardships and achievements along the way. Malcolm was once a street rat who had nothing to offer to society. Along with that he was arrested for burglary. During his time in jail he was introduced to a new faith which was Islam. He was influenced graetly by the leader Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm’s main purpose was for black people to fight for their rights.
Malcolm Little was born on May 19th, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His parents name were Earl and Louise Little. “My father, the reverend Earl Little, was a Baptist minister, a dedicated organizer for Marcus Aurelius Garvey’s U.N.I.A” (Haley 1). Malcolm’s dad always on the look out from the Klu Klux Klan because of the black empowerment organization he was apart of.. This caused them to relocate from place to place. His mother was biracial. She had fair skin and was from the British West Indies. His mother was ashamed that he didn 't look like her because he…

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