The Autobiography Of Malcolm X By Alex Haley Essay

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Racism is the belief that some races are superior to others. It separates people by color instead of what they can and cannot do. Racism gives people the opportunity to degrade others and give them the satisfaction of feeling as though they are better and should be privileged. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley, Malcolm experiences different situations dealing with Racism. With the teachings of Marcus Garvey’s Pan Africanism by his father Earl Little, he gets the knowledge of what people were doing to tolerate the misery they were going through. Growing up Malcolm faces racism in school and in his neighborhood. During his Trip to Mecca, he accepts that every white person is not racist like white men in America and sees that they can be genuine. Race has been a problem for a long time. It prevented people of color from being able to live comfortably and have things whites had. Growing up Malcolm experienced a lot of different situations with racism. His father, Earl Little’s preaching introduced him to the Ku Klux Klan even before he was born. They furiously stood outside of Earl and his family’s home and shouted for him to come out but he was out of town preaching at another church. When they came up short on Mr. Little’s whereabouts they shouted threats which would later eventuate. After Malcolm’s birth his father is later murdered do to his teachings and admiration of Marcus Garvey. Marcus Garvey was a significant person in Malcolm’s life because…

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