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May is for Malcolm

21 May

Some quotes from one of the Greatest black men to have ever graced tha mathaland

El Hajj Malik El Shabazz

El Hajj Malik El Shabazz

“Of all our studies, history is best qualified
to reward our research. And when you see
that you’ve got problems, all you have to do is
examine the historic methods used all over the
world by others who have problems similar to
yours. Once you see how they got theirs
straight, then you know how you can get yours
straight.”__Malcolm X

“The political philosophy of black nationalism
means that the black man should control
the politics and the politicians in bis own community.
The economic philosophy of black
nationalism is pure and simple. It only
means that we should control the economy of
our community.”__Malcolm X

“One of the first things I think young people,
especially nowadays, should learn is how to see
for yourself and listen for yourself and think for
yourself. Then you can come to an intelligent
decision for yourself. If you form the habit of
going by what you hear others say about someone,
or going by what others think about someone,
instead of searching that thing out for
yourself and seeing for yourself, you will be
walking west when you think you’re going
east, and you will be walking east when you think
you are going west.”__Malcolm X

“I don’t go along with any kind of nonviolence
unless everybody’s going to be nonviolent.
If they make the Ku Klux Klan nonviolent,
I’ll be nonviolent. If they make the White
Citizens Council nonviolent, I’ll be nonviolent.
But as long as you’ve got somebody else not
being nonviolent, I don’t want anybody coming
to me talking any nonviolent talk.”__Malcolm X

“You get freedom by letting your enemy
know that you’ll do anything to get your free-‘
dom; then you’ll get it. It’s the only way you’ll
get it”__Malcolm X

“We didn’t want anybody telling us anything
about Africa, much less calling us Africans. In
hating Africa and in hating the Africans, we
ended up hating ourselves, without even realizing
it. Because you can’t hate the roots of a
tree, and not hate the tree. You can’t hate your
origin and not end up hating yourself. You
can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.”__Malcolm X

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