• Black people in America,  Malcolm X,  Quotes,  unity

    Quote: It’s a crime, the lie that has been told to generations of black men and white men both.

    It’s a crime, the lie that has been told to generations of black men and white men both. Little innocent black children, born of parents who believed that their race had no history. Little black children seeing, before they could talk, that their parents considered themselves inferior. Innocent black children growing up, living out their lives, dying of old age-and all of their lives ashamed of being black. But the truth is pouring out of the bag now. … You have to be careful, very careful, introducing the truth to the black man who has never previously heard the truth about himself, his own kind, and the white man. My…

  • Malcolm X

    Quote: I don’t respect them because it seems…

    Schopenhauer, Kant, Nietzsche, naturally, I read all of those. I don’t respect them; I am just trying to remember some of those whose theories I soaked up in those years. These three, it’s said, laid the groundwork on which the Fascist and Nazi philosophy was built. I don’t respect them because it seems to me that most of their time was spent arguing about things that are not really important. They remind me of so many of the Negro “intellectuals,” so-called, with whom I have come in contact-they are always arguing about something useless. ~ Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • Black people in America,  human rights,  Malcolm X,  Organization of Afro-American Unity,  United Nations,  unity

    (1964) Malcolm X’s Speech at the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity

    (1964) Malcolm X’s Speech at the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity "This cultural revolution will be the journey to our rediscovery of ourselves. History is a people's memory, and without a memory man is demoted to the level of the lower animals." When you have no knowledge of your history, you're just another animal; in fact, you're a Negro; something that's nothing. The only black man on earth who is called a Negro is one who has no knowledge of his history. The only black man on earth who is called a Negro is one who doesn't know where he came from. That's the one in America.…

  • Black people in America,  human rights,  Malcolm X,  minorities

    Quote: Four hundred years of black blood and sweat invested here in America…

    What makes the black man think of himself as only an internal United States issue is just a catch-phrase, two words, "civil rights." How is the black man going to get "civil rights" before first he wins his human rights, and then start thinking of himself as part of one of the world's great peoples, he will see he has a case for the United Nations.....

  • Black people in America,  human rights,  Malcolm X,  United Nations

    “Not just an American problem, but a world problem” by Malcolm X

    "All the nations that signed the charter of the UN came up with the Declaration of Human Rights and anyone who classifies his grievances under the label of “human rights” violations, those grievances can then be brought into the United Nations and be discussed by people all over the world. For as long as you call it “civil rights” your only allies can be the people in the next community, many of whom are responsible for your grievance. But when you call it “human rights” it becomes international. And then you can take your troubles to the World Court. You can take them before the world. And anybody anywhere on…

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