Malcolm was a racist and violent black man. He confessed to being anti-white throughout his previous life and remained the same even after his pilgrimage to Mecca. His thoughts and emotions reject the white man, and he sees them as hypocrites who use black people as tools to enrich their lives. The influence he received from Elijah Muhammad and his learning of white history had a significant impact on him. Although he professed to understand the real teachings of Islam, his ideas and opinions of white people did not change.
His preaching still focused on the Black man’s plight, as he had done when he served as the Minister of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm said, I didn’t miss a single opportunity to tell the truth about the crimes, the evils, and the indignities that Black men suffer in America” (pg. 351). He simply generalized all Whites as evil and spoke of how White men had oppressed them. He didn’t seem to realize that Whites nowadays are different from who they were in the past. He was telling the truth about the cruel history of Whites, but the truth didn’t apply to all Whites as he thought.
If he had witnessed the spirit of true brotherhood during his pilgrimage in Mecca, shouldn’t he be more open-minded, have more sympathy, and a magnanimous heart towards white people? His speeches caused blacks to hate whites and commit violent crimes against them. New York City’s press was highly upset about a recent killing in Harlem of a white woman, for which many were blaming me at least indirectly” (pg. 365). This shows that Malcolm was a great orator who could unite blacks, but it would have been better if he had thought more about loving one another and becoming one as brothers, as written in the Quran. His ‘Blood Brothers’ only consisted of Negroes. If we are all, as he says, descendants of God’s creation, why can’t whites also be a part of his ‘Blood Brother’? Malcolm actually says that there is only a minority of ‘brotherly’ white people. “Yes, I have been convinced that some American whites do want to help cure the rampant racism which is now the path to destroy this country!” (Pg.
365.” He has no sympathy for other Whites than the White Muslims and doesn’t even try to compromise with them. As much as he defended the rights of Blacks and preached about Whites’ historical crimes, he denied the Whites and couldn’t get out of his racial prejudice. How could he actually say that there was only a minority of “brotherly” white people when he himself didn’t even bother to socialize or integrate with Whites in America to get to know each of them better? Muslims of white complexions were the only people whom Malcolm considered as brothers. He did not accept other Whites as his brothers; he was still a racist to them.
Malcolm denies White people and, before accepting them as human beings, he first perceives their skin color and starts to hold racial prejudice against them. He places the responsibility of the Black man’s sufferings unconditionally on the White man, claiming it is entirely their fault.