Search Menu

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X & Alex Haley

Contents

Malcolm as Detroit Red

Malcolm as Detroit Red

Malcolm as Detroit Red

Malcolm as Detroit Red

The lifestyle of Detroit Red, the name Malcolm adopts as a hustler, illuminates the moral decay plaguing the ghetto. Fresh from Michigan, young Malcolm Little quickly adopts zoot suits, slang, drugs, and gambling, showing how easy it is to be seduced by fast-paced nightlife. Earning the nickname “Detroit Red” for his bright red hair, he learns to conduct business and ruthlessly fend for himself, laying the ground for his later argument that living in the ghetto encourages deceit and destruction. Detroit Red has few ethical restraints but many social insights. His philosophy requires that he trust no one, know his enemy well, and carefully defend his public image. Detroit Red represents the fact that many black people struggle just to survive.

Test Your Understanding with the Malcolm as Detroit Red Quiz

Take a quiz on this section
Test Your Understanding with the Malcolm as Detroit Red Quiz

TAKE THE QUIZ
+
#

MALCOLM AS DETROIT RED QUIZ

Which is most passive of Malcolm’s identities/phases?
Malcolm X
Malcolm Little
Test Your Understanding with the Malcolm as Detroit Red Quiz
TAKE THE QUIZ

Malcolm as Detroit Red QUIZ

+
Test Your Understanding with the Malcolm as Detroit Red Quiz
TAKE THE QUIZ

More Help

Previous Next
I can help you

by bigsparknoterman, June 19, 2017

If you have some problems with your homework, you can find help on this site

https://domyhomework.guru/

essay help

by LeonMcMillen, August 03, 2017

My experience with essay services has generally been very positive. I requested a writer from

https://digitalessay.net

to write my English essay on Jane Eyre because I was really short on time (that week my family had to move houses unexpectedly and I had no time whatsoever to sit down at a computer and do work.) Needless to say the services were good and my essay was done really quickly. The writer that I picked followed directions well. Of course, if you can do it yourself, th... Read more

0 Comments

1 out of 1 people found this helpful