Saturday, 21 February 2015

Malcolm X: 50 Years on after assassination

On this day 50 years ago, Malcolm X, an American human right activist and a Muslim minister was assassinated. Born on May 19th 1925 as Malcolm Little but later changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.
The month before he was assassinated in 1965, he was asked in an interview with Jack Barnes and Barry Sheppard on January 18, "What do you think is responsible for race prejudice in the US?" Malcolm responded, "Ignorance, greed and a skillfully designed program of mis-education that goes right along with the American system of exploitation and oppression... So, it takes education to eliminate it. Just because you have colleges and universities, doesn't mean you have education. The colleges and universities in the American educational system are skillfully used to mis-educate."

His assassination still has so many unanswered questions.

No comments:

Post a Comment