Later on in life he was living in Boston during the war years He hung out with a guy names Shorty a lot. Shorty gave him a relaxer making his hair resemble the hair of a white man. The two hung out at a ball room called Roseland where Malcolm met a white woman named Sophia. He was there with a woman named Lori Johnson but left and took her home to come back to be with the new female he met. Lori knew he was going back to be with the other woman when he dropped her off at her grandma’s house. Sophia and Malcolm hung out that night. She knew he never been with a white women but he tried to make her think different.
Malcolm worked on a train as a server for a guy named Charlie Cooper. He called him by his first name instead of Mr. Cooper and his coworkers were very mad. They were listening to the Joe Lewis vs. Max Conn heavy weight fight that night at work. Joe Lewis won! The whole city and black community were happy in Harlem that night. X went a lunge that night to have a few drinks and celebrate. He got into an altercation with a guy because he was badmouthing his mother. He didn’t like when anyone talked about his mom.
While there he met a guy named Archie who was from the West Indies. Malcolm didn’t tell him the whole truth because he really didn’t trust him at that time. Archie brought him new clothing because the clothes he wore was very bright and colorful. He gave X his first gun. It was a small pistol that could fit behind his back. The two were involved in gambling, racketeering, and selling drugs.