Malcolm X And The Nation Of Islam Analysis

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Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam During the time Malcolm X (Malcolm Little, at the time) was in prison he learned about the "new" religion of the Nation of Islam. In the Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X reflects on his own interpretation of the Nation of Islam by sharing his own personal experience of his acceptance of Islam, and his purpose was to show the ideology of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X was a man of no religion who referred to himself as Satan; and I believe the purpose to his autobiography was to show that, at the time, the Nation of Islam was something for African American's to join since they so long ago lost their identity, so he shared the reason why he joined and used this to tell people about the Nation of Islam …show more content…
Which this is also during the civil rights movement. The people from the Nation of Islam saw white people to be the devils and wanted to be separated, they used their religion almost as a form of restoration. It was something that they had that wasn't something the "white man" gave them. But as the civil rights movement began to get bigger, there was more acts of violence. Elijah Muhammed wanted the Nation of Islam to act with peace, whereas, on the other hand, Malcolm X wanted to act not so peacefully. There were a few moments where Malcolm X did contradict the ways of the Nation of Islam, in the eyes of some. The Nation of Islam also contradicted a lot of what these people were raised with; their whole lives they have been Baptist and have known that there was a Heaven and a Hell, but they were located in a place not on Earth and Heaven was where God was at, whereas Hell was where the Devil was at. But the Nation of Islam said that there was a god, but he lived on Earth and the devil was all white people, and that there was Heaven and Hell on …show more content…
There is a group called the 5% in which they could be referred to as the teachers. There is 85% of people who don't know the truth, and 10% who know the truth, but they deny it, and then there is the 5%. There are many words and phrases that have come out of the 5% "dropping science" sessions. Such as "peace", "word" and "G" which originally meant God, but now is usually used for gangster. These are words that are used in our popular culture to this day and many people are unaware of these terms and where they came from. But there also are the people from the Nation of Islam who do know, and they are spreading their word through poetry, rap, music, TV, etc. through our popular culture media that we use today in the United

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