March photo, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, right, is shown with black muslim leader Malcolm X outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York, after viewing the screening of a film about Ali's title fight with Sonny Liston. (AP Photo/File)
Shortly before his death Malcolm said plainly that his struggle was not “a racial conflict of black against white, or... a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter”. “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing... but I don’t think it will be based upon the colour of the skin, as Black Muslim leader Elijah Muhammad had taught…
Malcolm X & Mohammed Ali. "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it."( X ) . . . "The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights." (Ali)
I'm for truth, no matte who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole. - Malcolm X #quotes
"We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary." Malcom X
Né en 1925 dans le Nebraska, Malcolm Little, fils d'un prêcheur baptiste qui prônait le retour des afro-américains en Afrique, est confronté dès son enfance aux violences racistes. Trois de ses oncles furent en effet tués par des blancs dont un par lynchage. Le père de Malcolm meurt d'ailleurs de manière suspecte en 1931 au Michigan, État où l'on retrouve plusieurs milliers de membres du Ku Klux Klan.
there is no 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 -- malcolm little, aka el-hajj malik el-shabazz, aka malcolm x