Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Malcolm X

Malcolm X stood for what he believed in because in he knew in his heart it was right. X even traveled to Saudi Arabia where Mohammed gave his last speech. There, if you travel around the Kabaa several times you began your pilgrimage. While traveling around the Kabaa, X discovered the American "Negro" could never be blamed for what they were put through. This means that we could never be blamed for our reactions to slavery or being discriminated against. All we can do is STOP looking back, and START looking forwards.

Why do you think African Americans aren't to blame for reacting to racism with violence, according to Malcolm X?


Official website of Malcolm X: http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/index.htm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think African Americans aren't to be blamed for their reaction to racisim for many reasons. People don't choose their race, its what their born with. So, why should someone be punished for something they can't change? Even though i don't believe in violence, African Americans were just probably very frustrated and felt since they weren't being treated fairly why should they treat others fairly. It goes back to the golden rule, treat others how you would like to be treated. African American felt how they were acting wasn't wrong because they knew in their hearts how they were being treated was wrong.
-Shayna S.