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    was an advocate for this movement and although he was a Muslim, he wanted people to look past religious differences in order to end segregation and racial discrimination in America. This is when he gave one of America’s greatest speeches named, “The Ballot or the Bullet.” Through examples of logical appeals, the redirection of anger, and forms of repetition, Malcolm X effectively convinces Black America to fight for racial, social, and economic equality by supporting the idea of Black…

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    Beaches, Blood, and Ballots by Gilbert R. Mason, M.D. Chapter Three: Going Home to Serve This chapter relates the period that Dr. Gilbert R. Mason began his long and arduous journey through the Civil Rights movement and the start of his contributions to that movement. While finishing his internship in St. Louis in 1945, Dr. Mason was made aware of an opportunity to purchase a practice from a doctor that was moving away from Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Velma Wesley, a practicing female physician,…

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    they want. However, the use of ballot initiatives are not the best option due to the fact that they will result in a mess in the American political system. Ballot initiatives are not necessary because it results in faulty lawmaking, it entails unfair financial circumstances, and it puts minorities at a disadvantage Sometimes, in our political system, the elected officials make decisions that go against our beliefs as constituents. To fix their faults, using ballot initiatives would only make…

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    “In my little humble way of understanding it,” (paragraph 1, page 1,) Malcolm X certainly wanted freedom for his fellow blacks. In 1964, on April 12th, Malcolm X delivered a riveting speech, named “The Ballot or the Bullet.” And with this speech he states his opinion on America being anti-black and not so free, and he uses rhetoric elements such as ethos, logos, and pathos, to further his purpose. At the start of the speech, Malcolm X uses ethos to further his purpose of America being very…

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    Don 't Waste the Ballot America, the land where freedom is preached and opportunities are made is, a place where people are still trying to abolish racial tension. During the last year, the United States have been credited to have about 1,100 killings that were done within the police force (Oliver, Jon, Jamiles) The correlation between the killings and the police is that they include racial tension. The headline "unarmed black man" has become far too common in the media, and names such as…

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    “Don’t let anybody tell you anything about the odds are against you,” conveyed Malcolm X on April 3rd of 1964 (“Ballot” 2). Malcolm delivered possibly one of the most powerfully imbued speeches of the Civil Rights movement. The Civil Rights bill being recently passed and elections that same year Malcolm had one question for all blacks, whether they will choose “The Ballot or the Bullet”. Malcolm uses loaded language, multiple appeals, parallelism, and symbolism to achieve his claim, that black…

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    Joseph Uscinski and colleagues delve into and tackle the prevalence, frequency, and predisposition for conspiracy theories in our society. Uscinski and others found several predispositions the most notably and potentially influential being the partisan predisposition. Today, the bipartisan line seems very clear and the parties are very divided to the point where legislation and government is plausibly affected. Uscinski’s findings in The Effect of Conspiratorial Thinking and Motivated Reasoning…

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    On April 3, 1964 Malcolm X gave a speech titled “The Ballot or the Bullet” in front of a crowd inside of Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland Ohio. The speech mainly focused on spreading his ideals of Black Nationalism to the multitude of people who listened to him. While he begins his speech by saying that he is not here to spread his religious ideals as that would only cause problems, he does still attempt to spread his political ideals: “So I say, in spreading a gospel such as black…

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    On April 3, 1964, human rights activist Malcolm X gave the speech “The Ballot or the Bullet.” The speech was delivered in a time of political upheaval, when discussions of racial equality and integration between white and black people were becoming popularized and increasing in frequency. Malcolm X himself suffered much turmoil leading up to the speech; after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson, Malcolm X, refusing to give condolences to the Kennedy family…

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    On April 3, 1964, Malcolm X delivered a speech that would drastically influence change in the course of the civil rights movement. The Ballot or the Bullet was delivered at a time when African-American outrage was at its peak. 1964 was a year that involved African-Americans being brutalized by white police officers, discriminated against by white business owners, and hated by the white community at large. 1964 followed the year in which the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing resulted death of…

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