Rhetorical Analysis Of Malcolm X

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Register to read the introduction… He used a lot of violence to try and get the African Americans equal rights. The tactics that Malcolm liked to use to get his point across was starting riots and giving very intense speeches promoting violent behavior to stop racism. He would say in his speeches that the violence that they used in the riots was just self-defense against the white man. He would refer to the American constitution, saying that every American has the right to bear arms. He would also say that they should not have to give up their rights just for being another color. Malcolm would say that they would stay a defenseless race if they didn’t stand up for themselves now before it got too late. Malcolm said, “The history of the unpublished violence against our people clearly indicates that we must be prepared to defend ourselves, or we will continue or we will continue to be a defenseless people at the mercy of a ruthless and violent racist mob.” And he means that if they don’t do anything about it now, then they will never be free from the violent racist mobs that control everything they do. He said that they will take over the places that the government isn’t willing to the black people with racism. He said that they have the right to protect themselves and each other by any means necessary. Malcolm believes that it is not right to judge a man by the color of his skin without even knowing him. Malcolm explained, “It is the duty of every African American community throughout this country to protect its people against mass murders, bombers, lynchers, floggers, brutalizers, and exploiters.” He means that every African American needs to protect each other from anything bad happening to one another. Malcolm X didn’t really like to compromise with the white community. A lot of the white communities were afraid of all of the violence that Malcolm …show more content…
He also felt that Malcolm wasn’t really supporting the civil rights movement as much as he should. So, he suspended Malcolm for a while. A few months after Elijah suspended Malcolm from the nation, he decided to leave Islam. It is, after he left Islam that he founded the OAAU. He would always preach about how racism against African Americans was the biggest challenge for them at the time. His movement with the organization was starting to gain a lot of new supporters at a steady pace. He started to have an impact on the civil rights movement while he was the OAAU, because of his philosophy. Malcolm was also starting to get the acknowledgement from the leaders of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The SNCC was founded kids that started the sit-ins. Specifically, the kids that were in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was started by four young black men in college fighting for their equal rights. The sit-in was on February 1st, of 1960. In the early parts of the Civil Rights Movement the SNCC and Martin Luther King Jr. worked together, but after a while they started to have some differences and stopped working together. Some people didn’t like the idea of a student run organization. The Greensboro sit-in was the first sit-in to take place during the Civil Rights Movement; it sparked many other sit-ins throughout the country. After a while Malcolm X started to get some enemies along the way. Someone firebombed his home. And then one week later, on February 21, 1965; Malcolm was shot down while he was giving a speech at a rally for his organization in New York City. He was shot down by a member of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X’s killer’s name was Thomas Hagan. He was captured very quickly, and was the only person that confessed to the assassination of Malcolm

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