two themes of the course vs malcolm x

two themes of the course vs malcolm x - Malcolm X: Equality...

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Malcolm X: Equality and Racism Two of the most prevalent issues in The Autobiography of Malcolm X include equality and racism. The book explores these two issues by introducing the main character, Malcolm X, as he is faced with a multitude of obstacles while growing up; his story serves as an example of the oppression blacks faced in the twentieth century, both before and after the Civil War took place (during slavery and Reconstruction, respectively). Malcolm X is initially known as Malcolm Little, the latter being a passive and innocent boy who witnesses racism firsthand early in life. He later transitions into other aliases, such as Detroit Red and Satan – each successive name-change reflects both his dynamic racial attitudes towards whites as well as his methods (at a given time) to combat prejudice. Malcolm Little is infuriated with the white population for putting his mother in a mental asylum and murdering his father.
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Tracykoolis during the Spring '11 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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