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Malcolm X's Rhetoric
A discussion on Malcolm X and his philosophy.
# 143239 | 750 words | 1 source | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper is a consideration of the most influential and articulate of the black militants of the 1960s. The paper discusses how Malcolm X often used harsh rhetoric, especially calling for blacks to take their freedom by any means necessary, but this was much more the rhetoric of self-defense than a call for attacks on whites. The paper explains that Malcolm supported self-defense.

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"Of the black militants of the 1960s, none remains so influential as Malcolm X. In many of his writings and speeches, Malcolm X proclaimed that African-Americans would be free only when they made it clear to anyone who sought to anyone who tried to hold them back that they would resist oppression and demand their freedom by any means necessary. Indeed, the phrase, "by any means necessary" became one of the mainstays of Malcolm's rhetoric. But a mystery remains: what did Malcolm X mean? Did he truly expect that African-Americans to initiate racial violence? Or did he advocate only the..."

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