The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Important Quotations Explained
1. In one sense,
we were huddled in there, bonded togethher in seeking security and
warmth and comfort from each other, and we didn’t know it. All of
us—who might have probed space, or cured cancer, or built industries—were,
instead, black victims of the white man’s American social system.
Yes, that raping, red-headed devil was my grandfather! That
close, yes! My mother’s father! She didn’t like to speak of it,
can you blame her? She said she never laid eyes on him! She was
glad for that! I’m glad for her! If I could drain away his blood
that pollutes my body, and pollutes my complexion, I’d do it! Because
I hate every drop of the rapist’s blood that’s in me!”
needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that
erases from its society the race problem.
reflected many, many times to myself upon how the American Negro
has been entirely brainwashed from ever seeing or thinking of himself,
as he should, as a part of the nonwhite peoples of the world.
had enough of someone else’s propaganda.…I’m for truth, no matter
who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against.
I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever
and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
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