Category Archives: Framing

Malcolm X On Violence


“If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.”
Speech, Nov. 1963, New York City. (link)

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Filed under Defining Freedom, Framing, Historical Quotes, International Relations, Malcolm X: Progressive Model, Quotes to Ponder, Racism in America, U.S. Foreign Policy

Martin Luther King, Jr. On Malcolm X

As an aside, and I hesitate to make the comparison, but the beginning of this response/question remindsme of the discussion of Obama’s message of hope, i.e the attack that it is hogwash to invoke.

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Malcolm X on Human Rights & International Cooperation

Malcolm X became increasingly effective, smart, and inpspirational as his worldview broke free from black nationalism and broadened to an international human rights framework.  Listen in.

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Malcolm X: Stop Hatin – Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?

Food for thought . . . self-hatin is a problem in need of attention.

Folks . . . stop hatin.

Malcolm also gives the love to black women.

Food for thought from history – whether you generally agree with the man or not.

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James Baldwin: On The Civil Rights Movement & Race In America

Anybody who gives any thought to race in America and what it means, should give Baldwin your ear for a few minutes. Brilliant mind, brilliant stuff.

I’m still thinking about the words.

If you’re too busy to watch the entire thing, you should listen to Baldwin’s last question (beginning at 5:23).

It’s still unanswered.

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Bobby Seale: Black Panther Party Ten Point Program

The plan sounds like a pretty fair list of demands (well almost all of them) . . . don’t you think? Interesting thought experiment. How many of the ten points of the plan have been achieved as of 2008?

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Black People Are Responsible For Every Problem America Has Ever Had

So say conservatives.

Did you know that black people caused the credit crisis, and collectively toppled Wall St?

Well . . . somehow . . . we pulled it off.

Who knew?

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