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By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

The Constitution of the United States of America clearly affirms the right of every American citizen to bear arms. And as Americans, we will not give up a single right guaranteed under the Constitution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Because The Honorable Elijah Muhammad makes black people brave enough, men enough to defend ourselves no matter what the odds are, the white man runs around here with a doctrine that Mr. Muhammad is advocating the violence when he is actually telling Negroes to defend themselves against violent people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

It'll be the ballot or the bullet. It'll be liberty or it'll be death

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The only possible way out for the white man is to give us Negroes some land of our own; let us get out, get away from his wicked reign and go for ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Integration will not bring a man back from the grave.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The prison systems in this country actually are exploitative and they are not in any way rehabilitative.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Revolutions are never waged singing "We Shall Overcome." Revolutions are based upon bloodshed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

Where the really sincere white people have got to do their 'proving' of themselves is not among the black victims, but out on the battle lines of where America's racism really is - and that's in their own home communities.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

You can’t hate the roots of the tree without ending up hating the tree. You can’t hate your origin without ending up hating yourself. You can’t hate the land, your motherland, the place that you come from, and we can’t hate Africa without ending up hating ourselves. The Black man in the Western Hemisphere—North America, Central America, South America, and in the Caribbean—is the best example of how one can be made, skillfully, to hate himself that you can find anywhere on this earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

You have to be very careful introducing the truth to the black man, who has never previously heard the truth about himself. The black brother is so brainwashed that he may reject the truth when he first hears it. You have to drop a little bit on him at a time, and wait a while to let that sink in before advancing to the next step

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

I think the black man in America wants to be recognized as a human being; and it's almost impossible for one who has enslaved another to bring himself to accept the person who used to pull his plow, who used to be an animal, subhuman, who used to be considered as such by him-it's almost impossible for that person in his right mind to accept that person as his equal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

No sane black man really wants integration! No sane white man really wants integration!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Any time Uncle Sam, with all his machinery for warfare, is held to a draw by some rice eaters, he's lost the battle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

And just because you have colleges and universities doesn't mean you have education.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

My faith in God is such that I am not afraid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I'm inclined to believe that most Negro leaders, professional Negroes are professional Negroes. Being a Negro is their professional, and being a profe - a leader is their profession. And usually they say exactly what the white man wants - wants to hear them say.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves... One can't unite bananas with scattered leaves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

But they don't use law-they use law for their interests. They don't go by law, international, federal, local-nothing! They go by whatever is expedient to protect the interests that are at stake.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The white man is too intelligent to let someone else come and gain control of the economy of his community. But you will let anyone come in and take control of the economy of your community, control the housing, control the education, control the jobs, control the businesses, under the pre-text that you want to integrate. No, you outta your mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Malcolm X

It has hindered where it might have helped; it has been evasive when it was morally bound to be forthright; it has separated believers on the basis of color, although it has declared its mission to be a universal brotherhood under Jesus Christ. Christian love is the white man's love for himself and for his race.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

The black man in North America was sickest of all politically. He let the white man divide him into such foolishness as considering himself a black 'Democrat,' a black 'Republican,' a black 'Conservative,' or a black 'Liberal' ...when a ten-million black vote bloc could be the deciding balance of power in American politics, because the white man's vote is almost always evenly divided.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

I think that Nehru probably was a good man, although I didn't go for it. I don't go for anybody who is passive. I don't go for anybody who advocates passivism or peaceful suffering in any form whatsoever. I don't go for it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Stumbling isn't falling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

[ Uncle Sam] is not sending 20 billion dollars to South America because he loves those people down here. He's sending it - sending it to them because he needs their friendship, he needs their allegion - their allegiance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

So over you is the greatest enemy a man can have — and that is fear. I know some of you are afraid to listen to the truth — you have been raised on fear and lies. But I am going to preach to you the truth until you are free of that fear...

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

I was an atheist, I was open-minded, and I began to read in that direction, in the direction of Islam, and everything that I read about it appealed to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

I think it's possible for me to approach the whole problem with a broader scope.When you look at something through an, an organizational eye, whether it's a, a religious organization, political organization, or a civic organization, if you look at it only through the eye of that organization, you see what the organization wants you to see. But you lose your ability to be objective.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

If all the white people who claim they don't hate us would ever get together and do something to the whites who claim they hate us, we'd see some action. Talk is cheap, if white people didn't want to have a South African situation ... there'd be none. If white people in America didn't want segregation, there'd be none ... it is the man who allows him to lynch who is never seen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

I think that the black people in this country have the reached the point where they should reserve the right to do whatever is necessary to see that they exercise complete control over the politicians in the politician, in the politics of their own community by whatever means necessary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

No, I’m not an American. I’m one of the 22 million black people who are the victims of Americanism. One of the … victims of democracy, nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So, I’m not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver - no, not I. I’m speaking as a victim of this American system. And I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

It is a time for martyrs now, and if I am to be one, it will be for the cause of brotherhood. That's the only thing that can save this country.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I do not pretend to be a divine man, but I do believe in divine guidance, divine power, and in the fulfillment of divine prophecy. I am not educated, nor am I an expert in any particular field but I am sincere, and my sincerity is my credentials.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

White people whom I have met, who have accepted Islam, they don't regard themselves as white but as human beings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

A segregated school system produces children who, when they graduate, they do with crippled minds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Internal differences within the Nation of Islam forced me out of it. I did not leave of my own free will. But now that it has happened, I intend to make the most of it. Now that I have more independence of action, I intend to use a more flexible approach toward working with others to get a solution to this problem.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe everyone in here is a friend, and I don't want to leave anybody out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

The white man is a devil. If he is not a devil, let him prove it!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

I never will let anyone make, maneuver me into making a distinction between the Mississippi form of discrimination and the New York City form of discrimination. It's, it's both discrimination; it's all discrimination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Malcolm X

Reverend Galamison is fighting a hard battle against great opposition, and I admire a man who fights a hard battle against great opposition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

What does a black man look like begging for a cup of coffee in a white restaurant, and doesn't have a job to back up his - to pay for it when, when - when he does get the coffee? It's putting the cart before the horse.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

Why can't the black man have a God? What's so wrong when a black man says his God will protect him form his white foe? If Jehovah can slay Philistines for the Jews, why can't Allah slay crackers for the so-called Negro?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm X

They tell us we are all citizens, that we were born in this country. Well, a cat can have kittens in the oven, but that doesn't make them biscuits!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

Anytime you have to rely upon your enemy for a job you're in bad shape.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Malcolm X

During the past eleven days here in the Muslim world, I have eaten from the same plate, drunk from the same glass, and slept on the same rug - while praying to the same God - with fellow Muslims, whose eyes were the bluest of blue, whose hair was the blondest of blond, and whose skin was the whitest of white. And in the words and in the deeds of the white Muslims, I felt the same sincerity that I felt among the black African Muslims of Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana.