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    The Ballot or the Bullet is a persuasive speech given by Malcolm X who had a significant impact at the time when there is Civil Rights Movement. The speech takes place in the 1960’s and in Kings Solomon Baptist Church. It portrayed the African Americans as an oppressed group to make the audience aware of their own rights, and beliefs. Ethos was an element that is encountered in the speech it is one of the most common used persuasive techniques that aims to gather the society members. Therefore,…

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    his fellow African Americans to inform themselves to the “ballot” or political atmosphere of their community. In place of violence, Malcolm X believes “that the black man should control the politics and the politicians in his own community”. He wants his fellow black citizens to better themselves and improve their communities using political knowledge, not aggression. This is the message he is trying to convey with his title. The Ballot or the Bullet can be understood to mean, if you do not…

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    Enc1101 class partnered with the Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy to form a service learning project to educate and encourage students at Miami Dade College North Campus to take part in this year’s election. The project was named Beyond the Ballot it was planned as a “speed-dating” party so we could share intimate conversations with the students in a way to not only educate them but to also interact with each other and hear their inputs on the various issues. When I first saw an…

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    In “The Ballot or the Bullet,” Malcolm X is pushing for racial equality by using various scenarios to apprise his point. The only way change will happen is if African Americans pursue to make a change within racial inequality. By making people feel that they are important within this movement, Malcolm X is giving people the power to gain freedom by fighting for what is right and staying united by focusing on their common goal. Malcolm X is trying to persuade African Americans to take action by…

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    March 16, 1867 cartoon picture, “The Georgetown Election—The Negro at the Ballot Box,” as my primary source. The cartoon’s setting is Georgetown and people are in line to vote for Andrew Jackson as a president. And it features an African-American man standing in line to vote and two white men glaring at them. The African-American man is dressed up in low class clothes. He took off his hat when he puts his vote in the glass ballot box. A white man lined up behind the African-American man is…

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    “The Ballot or the Bullet:” A Call to Awake Nationalism within African Americans “The Ballot or the Bullet:” A Call to Awake Nationalism within African Americans As the United States maneuvered into the year 1964, racial tensions were at an all time high and the civil rights movement was in full fledge. Malcolm X was a Muslim, African American human rights activist fighting for equality during this time. Dr. Martin Luther King was also an influential human rights activist fighting for the…

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    Although Black Nationalism may be seen as more radical than King’s propositions, its founding ideas also bear many similarities. In his speech “The Ballot of the Bullet”, Malcolm X begins by using King’s first step: collection of evidence. He focuses on how Democrats and other Whites have broken their promises to the Black people repeatedly. The movement’s disillusionment with White society is also…

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    Malcolm X designs a speech to persuade everyone in the United States that they don’t have the same civil rights that was granted after Martin Luther King’s “American Dream speech”. In the consolidated speech” The Ballot or the Bullet” Malcolm X utilizes repetition, allusion, and ethos along with pathos to express to the United sates that they are living in a terrible country because their main selected white man makes a false promise of having equal rights that is not taking place. Malcolm x…

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    Human rights activist Malcolm X in his speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet” reiterates the injustice in America towards people of color and inspires the black community to use their power in numbers in the election (ballot) or if necessary by force (bullet). X’s purpose is to awaken the black community to their potential to put an end to discrimination in the 1964 election. He develops an informal yet forceful tone in order to convey his message in a way that is understandable for the audience…

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    potential by seeking opportunities for intellectual, economic, political self-determination and autonomy. Malcolm X realizes this in his speech “Ballot or the Bullet” when he calls for Black Nationalism where blacks would be independent from society, emphasizing collective action of African Americans based on political, social, and economical factors. In the “Ballot and the Bullet” Malcolm X uses several themes and concepts…

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