Malcolm X Essay | Malcom X and Non-violence

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Malcom X and Non-violence

Summary: Malcom X's did not preach violence. He did, however, promote retaliation in the event of violent actions taken on black-Americans during the civil rights era. It was his followers who took his words and applied them to violent actions.
"My life has always been one of changes" (436). Malcolm X, throughout his life, was one of the most influential, and quite possibly the most effective, civil rights activists of the twentieth century. His "radical" ideas and views were widely sought after from the oppressed African-American population in the 1950s and 60s. The changes he underwent throughout his life affected his views of a racist America and inspired him to lead a dedicated life preaching, what he thought to be, the only method of promoting change in the hearts and minds of every citizen in the United States; nonviolence. The issue of violence loomed large in Malcolm X's rhetoric. In his speech's and public appearances he refused to repudiate violence, realizing that most of the white Americans who applauded other civil rights activist's ideas of nonviolence, realizing that most of them would not react nonviolently themselves in...

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