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    King in his interpretation of the American Dream, there are some who disagree with his values of peace. Malcolm X another civil right advocate is one of the main opponents of Dr. King’s methodology. In the speech “The Ballot or the Bullet,” Malcolm takes the opposite approach to dealing with the noble lie that is the American Dream. After being lied to for so long Malcolm X preaches the philosophy of Black Nationalism to his audience. Black Nationalism is “the political…

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    To demonstrate, “Malcolm X delivered "The Ballot or the Bullet" to a predominantly African-American meeting in… the Congress of Racial Equality …which was shifting from nonviolent protest to Malcolm X-like black nationalism. Helping provoke this shift were speeches like this one, which was received enthusiastically” (Miller). Many African Americans came to Malcolm’s speech because they really wanted to know what he meant by the “ballot” and “bullet”. By the end of his speech, Malcolm wanted that…

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    Malcolm X was an advocate for the equality and rights of African Americans in the mid-twentieth century, at the height of the civil rights movement. In his famous speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet”, Malcolm X is targeting African Americans, capturing the rage that many people felt due to their oppression from the years of white superiority. Throughout the speech, Malcolm X makes it a point to say that African Americans need to become independent, and take care of solely themselves. By doing this…

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    One of Malcolm X’s famous speeches includes “The Ballot or the Bullet.” When he gave this speech in 1964, he was a leader fighting against the white people and supporting the black Muslims. Through this speech he tries to persuade the black community to defend themselves against the white government. Malcolm X uses strong diction along with parallelism in this speech to emphasize the problem of racial inequality in America. For instance he describes the African population in America as “Africans…

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    Voting Patterns: Race and Gender Race, gender, and other minority groups play a key role in politics, significantly in Britain. Three specific chapters from Sex Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 things you need to know about the British Elections, shed light on the key roles of ethnic minority MPs, gender differences in voting, and ethnic group norms, which effectively illustrate the importance of these elements in political system in Britain. Maria Sobolewska, author of the chapter titled “The…

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    On April 3, 1964, at a meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, a man by the name of Malcom X, formally known as Malcom Little, gave an emotional speech that is titled “Ballot or Bullet.” During the time that he was giving his speech racism and segregation against blacks was at an all-time high and it was year of the election in which blacks could participate. In his speech Malcom X hoped to persuade African Americans to stop fighting each other and come together to stand up against the oppression and…

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    Northwestern University. Ari Berman’s concentration is American politics as well as foreign policy. His first book is titled Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, published in 2010. In the book, Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights In America by Ari Berman, Berman discusses the evolution of American Democracy under the Voting Rights Act. Berman uses intensive research and conducts interviews in order to bring validity to…

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    Nationalism in the 1950s and 1960s (Malcolm Little). One of his most important and significant speeches is “The Ballot or the Bullet” which was delivered on April 12,…

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    Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. led the charge of civil rights despite disagreeing with the basic factors of method and intention. Malcolm X’s famous speech The Ballot or The Bullet remains integral to his methods for attaining his goals. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail communicates his intentions as well as his celebrated methods of civil disobedience. Malcolm X and King often critiqued the other in their work either in speeches or in writing; in his speech, Malcolm X calls attention to…

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    The world contains many famous figures who have taken a stand against important issues that they believed to be inhumane or morally wrong. Malcolm X was a man who played a large role in the civil rights movement to help unite black and white people in America through any means necessary. As exemplified throughout Malcolm’s speeches, he strongly believes that one must put his religion aside to fight against the common enemy, in this case, the white people. Malcolm’s role in the Nation of Islam,…

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