Malcolm X Assassination Analysis

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For the purpose of this analytical essay, I chose analyze the events that led up to the assassination of Malcolm X. From my early childhood, Malcolm X was my hero. I remember making a puppet of him when I was 6 and presented his accomplishments to my first grade class. His legacy made me proud to be a Black Muslim. It was difficult for me to understand that he was assassinated by his own people. Malcolm X’s Assassination made me think. He was once the face of the Nation of Islam. The brought him up from the prison gutters and gave him the platform to elevate black people in America. How do you go from that to being responsible for his death? I believe that there were a many factors that lead to his death. But the main factor was feelings of betrayal on the part …show more content…
It makes you think if you could go back a change something, would Malcolm still be with us. I believe the main factor of his death was jealousy and animosity. Also while everyone turned a blind eye to the spiritual leader having multiple extra-marital affairs, Malcolm couldn’t ignore it. The Nation taught him to be honest so they got honesty. There was also the sense of betrayal the Nation felt from Malcolm’s conversion to Sunni Islam yet was still gaining popularity. It embarrassed the entire organization. They felt like retribution was needed. To this day, the nation of Islam still holds an animosity for Malcolm X and his legacy. I feel like that’s a problem. Being a Black Sunni Muslim, I was raised to give credit where credit is due. The Nation of Islam was a powerful movement for the advancement of Black Americans. But many of members discredit the accomplishments of Malcolm X and Black Sunni Muslims in general. It shows that envy and jealousy runs deep. Maybe there will be a time where there won’t be such a divide between The Nation of Islam and Traditional Black Muslim.I just hope it doesn’t take another half a

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