The goal of The Autobiography of Malcolm
X is to chronicle Malcolm X's changing understanding of racial identity. Racial Identity is gradually discovered through a combination of life experiences and the negative interactions that he has with white people. When he is a child he is called "nigger" so much that he is desensitized to the term. In his teenage years most of his interactions with white people are attempts to elevate his status. His experiences in exposed him to the pro-black ideas of the Nation of Islam. These experiences allowed him develop a firm understanding of his black identity.
The combination of these experiences caused him to be... [continues]
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