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Malcolm X Changes in Attitude Malcolm X was born as Malcolm Little on May 19th 1925 in Omaha Nebraska His parents were Earl and Louise Little His father was a Baptist preacher and laborer He believed that the black-an would never be equal in the US and that they should leave and go back to Africa Malcolm was his favorite child 5th of 7 because he had the lightest skin Earl felt that the lighter your skin color the better off in life you were Malcolms mother was the complete opposite Malcolm was her least favorite due to his light skin She was half-white because a white man raped her mother so she hated seeing t he light skin The KKK was after Earl because they felt he didnt know his place This caused the Family to move to East Lansing Michigan Malcolm was not fond of whites at this point for two major reasons The fact that his grandmother was raped by a white-man and also 4 of Earls brothers were died by violence 3 of which were killed by whites A white supremacist group called the Black Legion was after Earl for being out of his place In 1931 the same group eventually killed him Malcolm was 6 The family was well off at first as Earl had two life-insurance policies The smaller policy paid up right away but the larger one said that it was suicide in an attempt to not pay the policy Louise Little never recovered from her husbands murder She went crazy and was walking around town talking to herself She was sent to a mental institution where she would spend the next 26 years Welfare people were sent in to find places for Malcolm and his siblings to live causing them to be separated Because of this Malcolm hates whites even more In 7th and 8th grade Malcolm was one of the top 3 students in
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