Racism now. This essays contains a historical background of Malcolm X and how he might feel/think about racism nowadays.

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He was a black man who had a dream but never lived to see it fulfilled. Malcolm X spoke of a violent revolution, which would bring about radical change for the black race. "Anything you can think of that you want to change right now, the only way you can do it is with a ballot or a bullet. And if you're not ready to get involved with either one of these, you are satisfied with the status quo. That means we'll have to change you." (Malcolm X) Malcolm was a man that dreamed of a separate nation from the white race.

In 1964, Malcolm X founded an organization call "The Muslim Mosque, Inc. His goals in this organization were to have a base religion of Islam, and have a political, social and economic philosophy of Black Nationalism. He believed that the religion should be Islam to design the moral reformations necessary to up the level of the so-called Negro community by eliminating other religions and other evils that destroy the morals of the community.

Malcolm X believed that anyone with a drop of black blood was black and that they were stronger then the white. He dreamed that one day their people would be able to be free from the bondage of prejudice and racism, in which they were held captive. A dream that their children would be able to live in a world where they would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. He tried to bring hope to the blacks in the United States. He also tried to instill within blacks power and strength so they could rise above all the hatred that surrounded them. His main goal was to achieve equality in all races. Although...