Rhetorical Analysis Of Malcolm X

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By accentuating and more than once utilizing, "you", "us", and "our" again and again, he lets each black person in the audience relate to his claim that "I am not an American", but rather a casualty of ‘Americanism’”. Americanism meaning: defining characteristics of the United States and can also signify loyalty to the United States and a defense of American political ideals. Malcolm X recalls how these ideals were often withheld from many African-Americans across the US, leading many to believe that they weren’t even American in the real sense of the word. So through this repetitious speech, Malcolm shows us how this is a battle cry. When he says “I am not” he is turning down the idea of uprising into the audience. When he says with the …show more content…
The problem was the African-American people weren’t given the basic rights by the government. In this way, Malcolm X gives his form of what black nationalism is and what it would to be to to other blacks. “They must, they must understand the politics of their community and they must know what politics is supposed to produce” He points out the importance of understanding the politics that run America and the problem of not being represented, then brings it around describing the current situation of the average black American and how they are “trapped” because “they haven't had sense enough to set up stores and control the businesses of their community” and this needs to stop. He links the political and economic spheres together – they aren’t just two separate problems, but the same problem. He goes on to say that “the political … the economic philosophy of black nationalism only means that they have to become involved in a program of reeducation, to educate their people into the importance of knowing that when you spend your dollar out of the community in which you live”. Such as with tone, the emphasis of various words reiterates how the current problem is still affecting the African-American people and shows many ways to solve this. The solution is to re-educate and economic