Frases de Malcolm X
Data de nascimento: 19. Maio 1925
Data de falecimento: 21. Fevereiro 1965
Outros nomes:Malcolm Little
Al Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz, mais conhecido como Malcolm X , foi um dos maiores defensores do Nacionalismo Negro nos Estados Unidos. Fundou a Organização para a Unidade Afro-Americana, de inspiração separatista. Defensor dos direitos dos afro-americanos, conseguiu mobilizar brancos e negros na conscientização sobre os crimes cometidos contra a população afro-americana. Em 1998, Paul Gray, da influente revista Time, colocou a Autobiografia de Malcolm X entre os 10 livros de não ficção mais importantes do século XX .
Citações Malcolm X
„Não estou me manifestando contra os brancos sinceros quando digo que, como membros de organizações pretas, geralmente a própria presença dos brancos sutilmente torna as organizações pretas automaticamente menos eficazes. Mesmo a presença dos melhores homens brancos dificulta a descoberta pelos negros do que precisam fazer e particularmente do que podem fazer... por si mesmos, trabalhando para si mesmos, entre a sua própria espécie, em suas próprias comunidades.“
„We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights. Whenever you are in a civil-rights struggle, whether you know it or not, you are confining yourself to the jurisdiction of Uncle Sam. No one from the outside world can speak out in your behalf as long as your struggle is a civil-rights struggle. Civil rights comes within the domestic affairs of this country.“
— Malcolm X
Context: We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights. Whenever you are in a civil-rights struggle, whether you know it or not, you are confining yourself to the jurisdiction of Uncle Sam. No one from the outside world can speak out in your behalf as long as your struggle is a civil-rights struggle. Civil rights comes within the domestic affairs of this country. All of our African brothers and our Asian brothers and our Latin-American brothers cannot open their mouths and interfere in the domestic affairs of the United States. And as long as it’s civil rights, this comes under the jurisdiction of Uncle Sam. But the United Nations has what’s known as the charter of human rights; it has a committee that deals in human rights. You may wonder why all of the atrocities that have been committed in Africa and in Hungary and in Asia, and in Latin America are brought before the UN, and the Negro problem is never brought before the UN. This is part of the conspiracy. This old, tricky blue eyed liberal who is supposed to be your and my friend, supposed to be in our corner, supposed to be subsidizing our struggle, and supposed to be acting in the capacity of an adviser, never tells you anything about human rights. They keep you wrapped up in civil rights. And you spend so much time barking up the civil-rights tree, you don’t even know there’s a human-rights tree on the same floor.
„Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.“
— Malcolm X
Context: Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and our people rediscover their identity and thereby increase their self respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today. Speech at Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (28 June 1964), as quoted in By Any Means Necessary (1970)
— Malcolm X
Context: I told the Englishman that my alma mater was books, a good library. Every time I catch a plane, I have with me a book that I want to read—and that’s a lot of books these days. If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity—because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curious about. Chapter 11, paragraph 59 http://www.uri.edu/library/inscriptions/almamater.html