In the introduction to Malcolm X's autobiography, M. S. Handler has said: "No man in our time aroused fear and hatred in the white man as did Malcolm, because in him the white man sensed an implacable foe who could not be had for any price-a man unreservedly committed to the cause of liberating the black man in American society rather than integrating the black man into that society."(xxv-xxvi)
He was, more precisely, a man in search of a definition of himself and his relationship to his people, his country, and the world. That a man who had inhabited the "lower depths" of life could rise in triumph as a reproach to its ills, and become an uncompromising champion of his people, is in itself a remarkable feat. Malcolm X went beyond this feat. Though he came from the American ghetto and directed his message to the people in the American ghetto first of all, he also became, in his brief lifetime, a figure of world importance.
He was assassinated on February 21, 1965, while on the threshold of his potential.
Malcolm X was a courageous man who decided to change his whole life dedicating it to the world. When little, he was always afraid of white people, but as he grew older that fear went away or better transformed into an energy and potential force that could not be refrained. Introducing X's Autobiography, M. S. Handler asserts that X "had the physical bearing and the inner self-confidence of a born aristocrat" (ix). I believe that was well proven by Malcolm's actions and behavior throughout his whole activity as a "racism hater" and as "Islam spreader".
The introduction serves to introduce us to the world of Malcolm X; the world of his personality, his character, and his will...