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Malcolm did well at the detention home

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Malcolm did well at the detention home. The keepers of the home, Mr. and Mrs. Swerlin, were kind to  him, and he developed a much more positive attitude toward school. The high point of his career was  being elected class president in the seventh grade. This was a real accomplishment in the eyes of  the Swerlins because Malcolm was learning to succeed in terms negotiated by white society. During  this period, Malcolm learned to be a submissive, well-behaved black male, but he was still unable to  adapt fully to this situation. Near the end of Malcolm's first semester in the eighth grade, an incident occurred which became  one of the major turning-points of his life. He was talking with his English teacher, Mr. Ostrowski,  about future plans. When Malcolm told him that he would like to become a lawyer, Mr. Ostrowski said 
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