Summary Of The Ballot Or The Bullet By Malcolm X

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There is another remarkable black activist spoke for African American’s economic injustice and lowly social status in the United States during the civil rights era and his name is Malcolm X. X’s philosophy suggests African Americans to defend for themselves and to obtain for the rights they deserve, and this is revealed from his rhetorical masterpiece “ The Ballot or the Bullet.” X asserts that African Americans were kept from voting, “ The only reason they have seniority is because they come from states where Negroes can’t vote… … Half of the people in the South can’t even vote”(Ballot, par 17). He described the historical fact in the United States that only White American controlled the government and was in power of political field, especially…show more content…
African American was deprived from voting is a minor issue, but inequality can also be found in many other areas, such as economic and education. Therefore, Malcolm X proposed a political philosophy, Black Nationalism, which is to evolve a Black community that relies on its Black membership for economic sufficiency and that refuses being manipulated by White Americans. X promotes the separation between African American and White American, he argues“ A segregated district or community is a community in which people live, but outsiders control the politics and the economy of that community. They will always give you the lowest or worst that there is to offer, but it doesn’t mean you are segregated just because you have your own. You have got to control your own. Just like the White man ahs control of his, you need t control yours” (X, par 59). A Malcolm X thought this proposal was

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