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Malcom X Essay

439 words - 2 pages

Ramon C. Marmol
Darvay
2/9/16

Malcom X prompt
Malcolm X said “A prison is a better place to learn than a university.” A university can be distracting and all your everyday responsibilities can be a difficult. As an athlete trying to juggle practice, conditioning, and school is tiring. I am not from Pueblo or Colorado so I do not have family responsibilities I need to take care of on a daily basis. However, my grandfather recently passed away and that meant I had to drive back and forth to my home to see him and then to attend the funeral. I had many responsibilities during ...view middle of the document...

“If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity-because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curios about” (pg14 Malcom x).These words that Malcom said just spoke to me in many ways since I grew up in the Dominican republic and have many family members or friend in which are black. I feel like everyone deserve a chance and shouldn’t be battling anything especially the white man. The one word that stands out to me in this quote is “battling” since no one should be fighting something that they could never control. The battle that Malcom’s people have been through is one that no one will ever forget but it’s something that are people can learn from. These people have been battling there whole life and don’t need anyone’s help since they know they only have themselves which makes me feel for them and couldn’t believe how they overcame there obstacles.
My grandmother is a person that I know has literally read the dictionary. Sometimes when she wanted to get away from the other students at her high school she would go to the library and read the dictionary. She loves words and their meanings and used to like to use a new word every day. The library was a sanctuary for her, a place that was quiet and a place where she could get away from all the noise at the high school.

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