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Darius Knox

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September 22, 2014

During the 1960's, only one individual could perfectly represent African Americans, Malcom X, he had the furious rage and complete boldness to stand up to White America. He had the ability to impact a nation in a positive way, and also make changes to what they had been previously told and direct them to truth without having complete and utter annihilation of one another. Malcom X once stated "I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment. It was a very dark time for African Americans during that period, and this is why he played such a vital role in helping shape our people in the right direction whether it caused a little altercation or not, because it had to be done!

Who was Malcolm X? He was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska to J.

Early Little and M. Louise Morton. Humans are shaped through personal interactions and expectations, during their youth years, needless to say that Malcolm X, had a rough childhood. From experiencing his father being killed, by White Supremacists and having to move multiple times due to many threats being aimed at his family by the KU KLUX KLAN. Then eventually having to be sent to a foster home, because your mother is mentally ill can really affect a young child in a negative way. It wouldn't be wrong to assume that young Malcolm would grow to hate White America; however he didn't at the time. Although not surprisingly young Malcolm found himself...