Malcolm X Influence On Society

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Malcolm X
When we take a look to those people who made history and changes in their lives, those changes became as a lesson, and an example for a good person 's life. We see and realize how hard of a life they lived. They built themselves with many struggles and challenges, until they approached what they want, and be greatest icons. In our life, we have many names and icons who influenced the way that we see and evaluate norms and values. We are pleased that there were those icons who gave life and people a path and an approach to wisdom. When death comes to one of those icons, it just takes their souls; indeed, they are still alive by what they made; their names, ideas, and the impact they left it in our culture and society. Point out to
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When Malcolm received many messages from his brothers who became Muslims in 1948, and followed the Nation of Islam, which is an Islamic religion group. Those messages asked Malcolm to be a Muslim; they said this is the religion of black people, and that was the idea of the Nation of Islam. That was one of thing that took his attention, and made him remembered his prisoner Bimbi, when he was urging him to read and educate. That was the first influence for Malcolm x after the prison took his freedom life that he used to. After these influences, Malcolm X became a Muslim, and a follower of Elijah Muhammad, which is the Nation of Islam’s leader. Malcolm read many books in different subject. He read about religion, language, and the history of the black people, as well, he joined the prison debate team, that debates give him the mastery in public speaking and certainly, the ability to debate. Seven years later, Malcolm was released from the prison to start by an X in the end of his …show more content…
Malcolm X said about himself, “I did many things as a Muslim that I 'm sorry for now. I was a zombie then – like all Muslims – I was hypnotized, pointed in a certain direction and told to march. Well, I guess a man 's entitled to make a fool of himself if he 's ready to pay the cost. It cost me twelve years” (Croucher, 2015). These words that Malcolm X admitted by saying that, it an evidence that how the traveling and Al-Hajj ‘pilgrimage’ influenced him to change the way that he was fighting the racism by. Malcolm X had believed that Elijah Muhammad is a messenger for the black people. That belief drove Malcolm X to obey to everything that Elijah Muhammad said. Malcolm said, ““I feel like a man who has been asleep somewhat and under someone else’s control. I feel that what I’m thinking and saying is now for myself. Before it was for and by the guidance of Elijah Muhammad. Now I think with my own mind, sir!” (Malcolm X’S Quotes, np). That give as a value meaning in our life, which is not following the people instead of following the idea. These days, we see many of problems, such as the terrorism mission, and judging nations and religions did by those closed minds, who obey to persons, whether they said something true or

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