Malcolm X

Back in the 60s, white America was afraid of Malcolm X, but if you listen today to what he was actually saying then, most of what he asserted was not unreasonable.

Who Killed Malcolm X?

Black Racism

Blacks in the US are more racist than whites — for good reason, given the long history of discrimination against them.   But you only hear about whites as racists; never about blacks.

Yet what a heavy load to carry around with you if you are a black American who hates “whitey”.  Real hatred is extremely corrosive.

Reminds me of the famous line of the mother in The Grapes of Wrath: “Did they hurt ya and make ya mean-mad? … ‘Til ya ain’t no boy nor man anymore, just a walkin’ chunk o’ mean-mad.”  Slavery and all the post-slavery discrimination against blacks couldn’t help but hurt them and make them mean-mad.  So it is not surprising that racism among black Americans is common — but you never hear about it.

Bravo to the black American with so strong a character that he could overcome it.  I’m not sure I could have.

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