Inner Beauty In Malcolm X's Essay 'My First Conk'

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In his essay ,“My First Conk” Malcolm X stated, “ This was my first really big step toward self-degradation: when I endured all the pain, literally burning my flesh to have to look like a white man’s hair” (285). The author focus on his looks ,and how others look at him ,rather than his inner beauty. In my own experience, inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. Malcolm X asserts, “I mean the legal minimum- wage ghetto- dwelling kind of Negro, as I was when I got my first one” (285). The author got his first conk homemade with his friend ,instead of going to the barber shop. I can tell how desperate Malcolm wants his hair straighten. I remembered back then when I was a ninth grader studying in American International School. Every

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