synthesis paper - Many incidents of African American racial...

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Many incidents of African American racial conflicts have left a mark throughout history. One of the most famous life stories of a single man occurred five decades ago. His story has been published in The Autobiography of Malcolm X , which will be my main central point throughout this discussion. Many themes from The Autobiography of Malcolm X will be linked with A Different Mirror and Lay that Trumpet in our Hands . With A Different Mirror , histories will be used to explain the circumstances that African Americans were put in. Lay that Trumpet in our Hands has specific situations of prejudice that show the tensions between blacks and whites during the 1950s. However, at first I will discuss major themes and patterns throughout Malcolm X. In Malcolm’s early years he was a pimp, drug dealer, and a hustler. After he meets Elijah Muhammad, he changes his way of life by becoming a Muslim and converting many Africans to Islam and invites them to join the Nation of Islam. During the first part of his life he maintains a life of crime and hustling. He even begins to bleach his hair; as a result he earns the nickname “Fiery Red.” He believes that if he sets a reputation for himself, the white man will respect him. During his conversion to Islam, he realizes that the black man has been oppressed to this day by not receiving fair jobs and as a result, most Africans turn to crime for money. He also preaches to people that it is wrong for Africans to alter any part of their physical features to become similar
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