Malcolm attempted to put the rising number of what he often called 'Negro rebellions' or 'reactions to police brutality' in perspective. At the London School of Economics, he argued:
This doesn't say [the destruction] is intelligent. But whoever heard of a sociological explosion that was done intelligently and politely? And this is what you're trying to make the Black man do. You're trying to drive him into a ghetto and make him the victim of every kind of unjust condition imaginable. Then when he explodes, you want him to explode politely! [Laughter]-Saladin Ambar, Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era. (Oxford: New York, 2014), 99.