Malcolm X often is associated with the more violent protests during the civil right's era of the 1960's. Simply reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley, paints a much different portrait. Malcolm X did not promote violence as the way to gain power. He promoted that justice is the ultimate goal. Justice is a fundamental right, and all people should be treated equally.
So check out some Malcolm X quotes today and maybe find yourself speaking out for causes you believe in.
1. "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."
2. "I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color."
3. "My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity."
4. "You can't legislate good will - that comes through education."
5. "There is nothing better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."
6. "I believe my religion is my personal business. It governs my personal life, my personal morals. And my religious philosophy is personal between me and the God in whom I believe; just as the religious philosophy of these others is between them and the God in whom they believe."
7. "They call me 'a teacher, a fomenter of violence.' I would say point blank, 'That is a lie. I'm not for wanton violence, I'm for justice.'"
8. "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it."
9. "To me the earth's most explosive and pernicious evil is racism, the inability of God's creatures to live as One, especially in the Western world."
Think some things need fixing in today's society? Think it's not important? I hope you read these Malcolm X quotes and feel the need to voice your opinion. Whatever the color of your skin or content of your character... all views and opinions should be expressed and heard. It's the only way true understanding and justice can be achieved in our beloved America.
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