Monday, March 16, 2015

"Even Malcolm's hajj,

which has come to be seen as distinct from his political work, was a venue for delivering a "'sermon' on American racism and its evils," he wrote in his diary while in Medina. "I could tell its impact upon them, he continued, because "from then on they were aware of the yardstick I was using to measure everything -- for to me the earth's most explosive evil is racism, the inability of God's Creatures to live as One, especially in the West."
[footnote 19 Diary entry, April 26, 1964, Malcolm X Papers, Box 8, Diaries, Notebook 6.]

-Saladin Ambar, Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era. (Oxford: New York, 2014), 100-1. I highly recommend this well put together, on point book!