Monday, March 16, 2015

"Malcolm may not have had an overarching ideology,

 yet his pragmatism has been overstated in at least one regard. Malcolm's refusal to disentangle colonialism, racism, international affairs, politics and history from each other reflected a sophisticated view of modern affairs. Malcolm saw a Negro church bombing in Alabama through the same lens as an air bombing raid in the Congo....It wasn't Malcolm's theology, but rather his present-world politics that provoked fear at home and abroad.
-Saladin Ambar, Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era. (Oxford: New York, 2014), 131-2.