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Civil Rights Essay
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." This quote means that education is the key to the future. Those who take advantage of their education will prosper because they are preparing for it today.

"Our objective is complete freedom, justice, and equality by any means necessary." To me, this quote means you are willing to do anything you have to in order to obtain complete equality and freedom. No one wants limitations on their freedom. I wouldn't want anyone telling me that I can only do certain things.

"Truth is on the side of the oppressed" means that those who are being oppressed have nothing to lie about. When you are being controlled & oppressed you are unhappy and have no reason to lie on those who are oppressing you. An oppressor has everything to lie about.

"I am not racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation and every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color." This quote means that everyone is a person and should be treated like one. You can be any color and any race, you still deserve to be respected and treated as equal with same rights as any other person. I've been disrespected and treated as unequal when I was in elementary school by my teacher. She was Jewish and acted as if I was a bad influence on others. In her eyes, I was less than nothing. Malcolm X represented this quote by not downing other races and excepting people for who they are on the inside regardless of skin color.

You can't separate peace from freedom because if you don't have your individual freedom, you can't possibly accomplish peace due to the fact you will fight for your freedom. Malcolm X stated a quote and showed that no one had peace because freedom was being withheld from blacks and other races as well.

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