I understand perspective as being your own understanding as well as your own interpretation of anything you read or witness. It is also your own insight and beliefs on the hidden nature of things. Perspective is the way you and only you analyze a situation. It can be shared with other's who share your same perspective, as well as being shared with other's who have their own insight which will be a total opposite of yours.
In 1965 Malcolm X had made a statement "you have to be careful, very careful, introducing the truth to the Black man who has never previously heard the truth about himself, his own kind, and the white man The Black brother is so brainwashed that he may even be repelled when he first hears the truth".
Reading Malcolm X's statement as well as absorbing many of the material I've accumulated in class I strongly believe having a perspective is important, but having your own perspective is even more important. When having your own beliefs you won't be so gullible, as well as easily fooled on what's being done to you or around you, You'll have a clear insight and won't be taken advantage of. Having your own outlook, you could make changes that are more helpful to you and others, rather than harming you and what's around you. In the past, when the Negroes were uneducated and didn't know any better they had no perspective and were easily fooled thinking everything was the way it was supposed to be. For instance the white man took the Africans and had them believing in the Christianity religion. This was brainwashing the Africans to believe god has made them inferior to the white man. By having no perspective of there own they believed this perspective and remained a slave, thinking they was doing the right thing. Now having a clear thought, we don't let harmful things get passed us without attempting to make correction for the better. For example when the racism was a huge... [continues]
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