“No man in our time aroused fear and hatred in the white man as did Malcolm, because in him the white man sensed an implacable foe who could not be had for any price — a man unreservedly committed to the cause of liberating the black man in American society rather than integrating the black man into that society.” — M. S. Handler

“There is another and more potent reason why the American oppressors feared Malcolm X and desired him dead. And that is the publicized fact that he was going to bring the oppression of Afro-Americans before the United Nations, charging the United States Government with genocide. Many of the oppressors had conniptions when confronted with the prospect of a world body discussing the problems of Afro-Americans.”

Source: Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. pg. xxiv. 1990.

Leonard Rowe Update: hearing was held today between Rowe’s attorney and Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill of the Northern District of Georgia. I’m being told that the prosecutor sat at the back of the courtroom throughout the entire proceeding. The judge wanted to extradite Rowe to New York, but since a habeus corpus had been filed [Rowe v. Cherry], Magistrate Judge Brill confided to Rowe’s attorney behind closed doors that she no longer wanted to deal with the case and had Rowe remain in prison until federal district judge Richard W. Story decides Rowe’s fate.

Is Magistrate Judge Brill’s allegiance to the Constitution or to a corrupt & racist federal judge, Robert P. Patterson?

“We must revamp our entire thinking and redirect our learning trends so that we can put forth a confident identity and wipe out the false image built up by an oppressive society. We can build a foundation for liberating our minds by studying the different philosophies and psychologies of others. Provisions are being made for the study of languages of Eastern origin such as Swahili, Hausa, and Arabic. Such studies will give us, as Afro-Americans, a direct access to ideas and history of our ancestors, as well as histories of mankind at large.” — Malcolm X

Dr. John Henrik Clarke refers to this quote as a “keystone of the Organization of Afro-American Unity’s program.” Clarke concludes the paragraph by saying:

More so than any other Afro-American leader, Malcolm X realizethat there must be a concomitant cultural and educational revolution if the physical revolution is to be successful. No revolution has ever sustained itself on emotion.

Source: Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. pg. xxii. 1990.

“The overwhelming majority of white America demonstrates daily that they cannot and will not accept the black man as an equal in all the ramifications of this acceptance — after having three hundred and forty-five years of racism preached to them from the pulpit, taught in the primer and textbook, practiced by the government, apotheosized on editorial pages, lauded on the airways and television screens. It would be tantamount to self-castration, a gutting of the ego. It would be asking white America completely to purge itself of everything it has been taught, fed, and has believed for three hundred and forty-five years.”

Source:  Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. pg. xxii. 1990.

“Our political philosophy will be black nationalism. Our economic and social philosophy will be black nationalism. Our cultural emphasis will be black nationalism.” — Malcolm X on his new organization, the Muslim Mosque, Inc., March 8, 1964

On March 8, 1964, Malcolm X “publicly announced that he was starting a new organization. In fact two new organizations were started, the Muslim Mosque, Inc., and the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

“I am going to organize and head a new Mosque in New York City, known as the Muslim Mosque, Inc. This gives us a religious base, and the spiritual force necessary to rid our people of the vices that destroy the moral fiber of our community.

“Our political philosophy will be black nationalism. Our economic and social philosophy will be black nationalism. Our cultural emphasis will be black nationalism.

“Many of our people aren’t religiously inclined, so the Muslim Mosque, Inc., will be organized in such a manner as to provide for the active participation of all Negroes in our political, economic, and social programs, despite their religious or non-religious beliefs.

“The political philosophy of black nationalism means: We must control the politics and the politicians of our community. They must no longer take orders fro outside forces. We will organize and sweep out of office all Negro politicians who are puppets for the outside forces.”

Malcolm X had now thrust himself into a new area of conflict that would take him, briefly, to a high point of international attention and partial acceptance.

During the last phase of his life Malcolm X established this Muslim Mosque, Inc., and the non-religious Organization of Afro-American Unity, patterned after Organization of African Unity. He attempted to internationalize the civil rights struggle by taking it to the United Nations.

In several trips to Africa and one to Mecca, he sought the counsel and support of African and Asian heads of state. His trip to Mecca and Africa had a revolutionary effect upon his thinking. He perennial call had always been for black unity and self-defense in opposition to the “intergrationist’s” program of non-violence, passive resistance, and “Negro-white unity.” When he returned home from his trip he was no longer opposed to progressive whites uniting with revolutionary blacks, as his enemies would suggest.

But to Malcolm, and correctly so, the role of the white progressive was not in black organizations but in white organizations in white communities, convincing and converting the unconverted to the black cause. Further, and perhaps more important, Malcolm had observed the perfidy of the white liberal and the American Left whenever Afro-Americans sought to be instruments of their own liberation. He was convinced that there could be no black-white unity until there was black unity; that there could be no worker’s solidarity until there was racial solidarity.

Source: Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. pg. xxi-xxii. 1990.

“This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.” — Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, April 22, 2014

Comment from Sonya Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday, to uphold “Michigan’s ban on affirmative action.” Rarely does one read comments like this from ANY of the majority, white males who sit on the highest Court of the land. Although they like to pretend that racism no longer exists, in a society that is and has always been extremely race conscious, RACE MATTERS!