The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X, Alex Haley

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What factors led to Malcolm's anti-social behavior in his early life?

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In addition to the above, when in Boston, Malcolm quickly became involved in urban nightlife, passing for being much older than he was, wearing flashy clothes, gambling, drinking, doing drugs, and dating an older white woman. He eventually took a job as...

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He quickly adopted zoot suits, slang languages, drugs and gambling all into one, showing that he is easily mesmerized and seduced to the night-time lifestyle. He was adopted as a hustler, signifying to a big degree how moral decay and detestation can ruin life in a ghetto.

What make him change his way of life and behavior could have been all caused by the traumatic experience he encountered when he was young. His father was murdered by whites and white agents institutionalized his mother, leading him to wide open racism in his pathetic and detestable life, so to leave this "white world", he left for Boston but still felt that all the racism had not diminished, but even exaggerated in the cities of the country.

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