Economic Core Principles of Malcolm X
“When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire . . . or preserve his freedom.” This quote shows that Malcolm X would even die for freedom and he also believed that everyone of color should have the same rights and treated the same as a white person. During the course of Malcolm's lifetime he first lost or was disconnected from his family therefore turning to a life of crime, which led him to prison, where he found the Nation of Islam and after he served his time he would become a preacher who told people about the teachings of the “honorable” Elijah Muhammad.
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19th, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. When he was the age of four, his father, who was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, was killed by the Ku Klux Klan and their home was burned to the ground. After that his mother became mentally ill which left Malcolm and his siblings to live in foster homes. Later on in his life Malcolm turned to a life of crime because the incentives outweighed the consequences, but when he and his friend Shorty stole from a white person's home they were sentenced to ten years in prison. (He was paroled after serving seven years.) In prison, Malcolm meets Brother Baines who teaches him about the Nation of Islam.
Intrigued, Malcolm began to study the teachings of leader Elijah Muhammad. Muhammad taught that the white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic and social success proving that economic systems influence...