The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Despite Malcolm's differences with the civil rights movement, he strove to create unity in his public appearances because he felt strongly that black unity was the solution. He noted in this chapter that he felt that educated black liberals, not whites, were his biggest opponents. They sought integration while Malcolm did not. The press, however, would try to use these differences against Malcolm, but he would redirect questions to this end not by criticizing the civil rights activists, but by pointing out where they could do more. Malcolm did not want to fall into the trap that these questions were aimed at-that of dividing the black community.

Malcolm continued his arguments that racism was a human rights issue, not one of civil rights. He believed that blacks needed to combine their strengths and create a situation where they were self-reliant, not integrated.

During this time, he was...

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