The piece from The Autobiography of Malcolm X had a very powerful message. It obviously related to our college experience as far as the importance of reading goes, and it motivates people to read more. The reading described how a man, who came to be known as Malcolm X the great Muslim advocate, used the power of reading to propel himself to such an important role in black history. He taught himself how to read while in prison, and this completely changed his life around. He would read for days on end, and he eventually became influenced by the readings of his black counterparts and other great philosophers. He helped push along the civil rights movement through his readings of black history and black oppression by the white man. I think it’s somewhat unfair for him to have such a deep hatred for all things white. Not all white things are evil. Especially me.