World Bulletin / News Desk
On this day, May 19th, 1925, Malcolm X born as Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz was born. Still a child, his family was terrorised by white supremacists, who eventually murdered his father, with his experiences setting the precedent for his lifelong mission on speaking out on white supremacy and an American system that (by design) set out to oppress African-Americans. But he also included messages of self pride, an self reliance.
Malcolm X would go on to become one of the most influential Muslim ministers and human rights activists of all time. His indictments of white America and his absolute unapologetic rejection of non-violence in the face of racism garnered him many critics. This, on top of his high profile split from the Nation of Islam, culminated with his assassination in 1965, but his legacy lives on through his poignant words.
Brother Malcolm X on coffee & political activism:
"If I have a cup of coffee that is too strong for me because it is too black, I weaken it by pouring cream into it. I integrate it with cream. If I keep pouring enough cream in the coffee, pretty soon the entire flavor of the coffee is changed; the very nature of the coffee is changed. If enough cream is poured in, eventually you don't even know that I had coffee in this cup. This is what happened with the March on Washington. The whites didn't integrate it; they infiltrated it. Whites joined it; they engulfed it; they became so much a part of it, it lost its original flavor. It ceased to be a black march; it ceased to be militant; it ceased to be angry; it ceased to be impatient. In fact, it ceased to be a march."
source: WorldBulletin/The Root
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