Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Malcolm X passes

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Superstar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    658
    Rep Power
    5

    Default Malcolm X passes

    47 years ago today Malcolm X (formerly Malcolm Little) was shot dead by members of the Nation of Islam, an organization he was once affiliated with. I believe many of his ideas (particularly his post-NoI work) are still relevant in today's world. Anyways I feel that he definitely deserves his spot in history, and should be closely examined if we are to come to an understanding of where we once were, where we are now, and where we want to be.

    Last edited by TakMan; Feb 21, 2012 at 12:07.

  2. #2
    Veteran quiggle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,246
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    what is his legacy and how is society better today because of him?

  3. #3
    Superstar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    658
    Rep Power
    5

    Default

    Originally Posted by quiggle
    what is his legacy and how is society better today because of him?

    Actually his legacy is, unfortunately, not that great. This is one of the reasons that society is not better today. He was one of the great orators of the 1960's, and many of his advocacies (particularly that of collective self defence amongst the black communities) aided in the creation of Black Power organisations, most notably the Black Panther Party for self defence. You may not believe that the empowerment of a group of people who are systematically oppressed is a big deal; I would argue against it. There is a great deal of evidence that points to the improvement in social conditions within those black communities who organised under the principles of autonomy and self-defence (as advocated by the Black Power movement). We cannot, however, have a long term view of the effects of those ideas as the U.S government and the F.B.I made sure this concept would never gain momentum.

  4. #4
    Veteran quiggle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,246
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    interesting, thanks. so what it is basically is that he created a gang and it didn't work out so it was blamed on the Government? I always wondered why he was such a brand name, but I'm not impressed really.

  5. #5
    Superstar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    658
    Rep Power
    5

    Default

    Originally Posted by quiggle
    interesting, thanks. so what it is basically is that he created a gang and it didn't work out so it was blamed on the Government? I always wondered why he was such a brand name, but I'm not impressed really.
    When you're right you're right quiggle. Slavery never happened. Segregation was a myth as was police brutality in African American neighborhoods; Lynching was unheard of and equal opportunities were inherent in the American DNA. The constitution never proclaimed that black people equated to 3/5 of a human being and people were always tried by a jury of their peers.What actually happened is that a group of uneducated, america bashing, black people took up arms for no reason and went on a rampage citing differences with the government as a reason. Their inspiration was Malcolm X. Another uneducated person who needed an excuse to justify thuggery.


    If you're ever interested in material relating to that particular subject, let me know. Though it appears you already know most of it.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    497
    Rep Power
    4

    Default

    Originally Posted by TakMan
    When you're right you're right quiggle. Slavery never happened. Segregation was a myth as was police brutality in African American neighborhoods; Lynching was unheard of and equal opportunities were inherent in the American DNA. The constitution never proclaimed that black people equated to 3/5 of a human being and people were always tried by a jury of their peers.What actually happened is that a group of uneducated, america bashing, black people took up arms for no reason and went on a rampage citing differences with the government as a reason. Their inspiration was Malcolm X. Another uneducated person who needed an excuse to justify thuggery.


    If you're ever interested in material relating to that particular subject, let me know. Though it appears you already know most of it.
    MLK got his point across the right way, he's idolized. Malcolm X may have done some good for blacks, I don't remember all the details, but he will be remembered for violence and being nowhere near as effective as MLK.

Similar Threads

  1. Knicks Great Dick McGuire Passes Away
    By p0nder in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Feb 04, 2010, 10:48
  2. Utah Jazz owner passes away
    By quiggle in forum NBA
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Feb 22, 2009, 10:37
  3. D'Antoni Benched Marbury because...
    By Red in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 85
    Last Post: Nov 17, 2008, 20:05
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Aug 04, 2006, 21:12
  5. Garnett Passes On Olympics......
    By frankwilliams in forum NBA
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jun 03, 2004, 13:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •