What would Malcolm X think of Barack Obama’s quest for the presidency?
The answer depends upon which Malcolm X you are talking about, or perhaps identify with.
Malcolm X the angry father of Black Power? The closet conservative? The Pan-African socialist? The Black Muslim? The Sunni Muslim?The question is probably unanswerable, but it is worth pondering on this the 43rd anniversary of his assassination because so much has changed in black
– and in some respects too little. America
As a great orator himself, Malcom X certainly would have appreciated Obama’s speaking skills and power to motivate. Late in life he began reaching out to white people and inclusiveness is a theme of Obama’s campaign.Your thoughts?