John Brown, Racism, Slavery, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King

Malcolm X, during his most (anti-white) racist days, was asked, “Would any white man qualify to be a member of your group.” He said “Yes, John Brown.” (paraphrase). I’m a big fan of Malcolm X’s. I once heard him lecture at Brooklyn College. He was absolutely riveting. I never heard a more compelling public speaker than him. He was instrumental in the “black is beautiful” movement at its very beginnnig. Famously, he urged his followers to “throw away those hair staighteners,” and stop trying to look white. He supported free enterprise. He started up all sorts of commercial Shabazz businesses: … Continue reading John Brown, Racism, Slavery, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King