ox45tallboy: Dear Jerk: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, is a much more lively book than I was expecting. I recommend it to anyone who is mildly racist or better.What if you're not a racist, but are considering it as a philosophy? Like, you're out on bond and facing a lengthy prison sentence, and have decided your best option for survival is to join a prison gang? Would being able to quote Malcolm X help or hurt your chances with joining a white or latino gang?I'm just asking for, um, a friend.
TheShavingofOccam123: "This religion (Islam) recognizes all men as brothers. It accepts all human beings as equals before God, and as equal members in the Human Family of Mankind. I totally reject Elijah Muhammad's racist philosophy, which he has labeled 'Islam' only to fool and misuse gullible people as he fooled and misused me. But I blame only myself, and no one else for the fool that I was, and the harm that my evangelical foolishness on his behalf has done to others."-- Malcolm XThere are those who will consider it their duty, as friends of the Negro people, to tell us to revile him, to flee, even from the presence of his memory, to save ourselves by writing him out of the history of our turbulent times. Many will ask what Harlem finds to honor in this stormy, controversial and bold young captain - and we will smile. Many will say turn away - away from this man, for he is not a man but a demon, a monster, a subverter and an enemy of the black man - and we will smile. They will say that he is of hate - a fanatic, a racist - who can only bring evil to the cause for which you struggle! And we will answer and say to them : Did you ever talk to Brother Malcolm? Did you ever touch him, or have him smile at you? Did you ever really listen to him? Did he ever do a mean thing? Was he ever himself associated with violence or any public disturbance? For if you did you would know him. And if you knew him you would know why we must honor him.-- Ossie Davis
studs up: I do not know many ethnic people other than myself from the comfort of the US who picked up and moved to a war torn country, learned the language, got a a job, went native.I grew up in New Orleans, which is not a safe town, albeit I love my city. My US big city radar is nothing like the one i gained in South America.Brown people truly do not fark around.Balls. You have them.
studs up: Somaticasual: Considering the level of violence the nation of islam advocates, it's hard to garner a lot of sympathy when one of them is subjected to it. That being said, it was incredibly evil if it was all over the bill - but if we're honest, that argument probably turned to a race issue..Malcom was a hero to mostBut he never meant shiat to me you seeStraight up racist that sucker wasSimple and plainMother fark him and Farrakhan...(reimagined)
DROxINxTHExWIND: TheShavingofOccam123: studs up: TheShavingofOccam123: Malcolm X apologized for being a bigot 48 years ago. Please don't wait that long to apologize for your bigotry.And, of course, the traditional method of attacking a successful black man in America--insinuate he's a homosexual. If that doesn't work, hire some people to murder him.Wait, what?More importantly, are you trying to insinuate that modern America with it's black president, congressional black caucus, celebrities and black business leaders is still systemically racist? Really?Have you never been out of this country? There are a lot of really oppressed cultures out there. Black America....not so much anymore. And thank God for that.Have you ever been out of the suburbs? black presidentYou mean the Kenyan? congressional black caucusHey dumbass, the Congressional Black Caucus wasn't formed by a group of racially tolerent white people. It was created because the black members of Congress were completely outnumbered and felt underrepresented. Smh.celebritiesDuring segregation arguably the most recognizable man in the world was Mohammed Ali, a black man. Popularity is not equality.and black business leadersDo you mean all 6 black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies?http://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-facts/wheres-the-diversity-in-f o rtune-500-ceos/">http://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-facts/wheres-t he-diversity-in-fo rtune-500-ceos/ is still systemically racist?Yes, clown. It is.
seadoo2006: I wish the wait staff in this country did the same to bad tippers and abhorrent customers.
Somaticasual: Considering the level of violence the nation of islam advocates, it's hard to garner a lot of sympathy when one of them is subjected to it. That being said, it was incredibly evil if it was all over the bill - but if we're honest, that argument probably turned to a race issue..
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