Class of 2014
Course: World History-Honors
MALCOM X SPEAKS
Author: George Breitman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Year of publication date: 1/28/1994
Number of pages: 240
Literary type: Non-Fiction
I chose this book because I thought it would be a good choice for the class. It gives us a view on some of the speeches that not only changed segregation but changed history and peoples thoughts to the problems at hand.
These are the major speeches made by Malcolm X during the last eight months of his life. In this short period of time, his vision for killing off racial inequality in the United States underwent a vast transformation. I ordered this book 3 weeks ago and have been engrossed since I got it. Malcolm’s inspiring words really make you think about life. It’s also taught me a lot about standing and fighting for what you believe in. He patiently explains over and over again that the U.S. government is not and cannot be “ours” or “shared” without a revolution. “It is theirs, it belongs to the super rich (which at the time was mostly white men) man.” He called this system the “Power structure” or, “Western American imperialism”. He speeches of the need for blacks in America to be proud of their African roots. The need to stay independent of both parties of capitalist and racism, also women’s equality and dignity, which is one of the main reasons he left the nation of Islam, Above all he teaches you of whatever color, religion, or sex, to start with the standpoint that most of the people in the world are your potential allies.
He patiently explains over and over that the U.S. government is not and can't be "ours", not without a revolution. “It is theirs, it belongs to the super rich (which were at the time mostly white) man.” He calls this system "the power structure" or, most scientifically of all, then and now, "Western, or American, imperialism". He...