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In a 1965 conversation with Gordon Parks , two days before his assassination, Malcolm X said: [L]istening to leaders like Nasser , Ben Bella , and...


In a 1965 conversation with Gordon Parks , two days before his assassination, Malcolm X said:

[L]istening to leaders like Nasser , Ben Bella , and Nkrumah awakened me to the dangers of racism. I realized racism isn't just a black and white problem. It's brought bloodbaths to about every nation on earth at one time or another.

Brother, remember the time that white college girl came into the restaurant-the one who wanted to help the [Black] Muslims and the whites get together-and I told her there wasn't a ghost of a chance and she went away crying? Well, I've lived to regret that incident. In many parts of the African continent I saw white students helping black people. Something like this kills a lot of argument. I did many things as a [Black] Muslim that I'm sorry for now. I was a zombie then-like all [Black] Muslims-I was hypnotized, pointed in a certain direction and told to march. Well, I guess a man's entitled to make a fool of himself if he's ready to pay the cost. It cost me 12 years.

That was a bad scene, brother. The sickness and madness of those days-I'm glad to be free of them." Parks, Gordon, "Malcolm X: The Minutes of Our Last Meeting" In: Clarke, John Henrik , ed (1990) [1969]. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press.  P. 122

Please compare and contrast this quote to the excerpt from Malcolm X's Message to the Grass Roots. Do his perceptions differ from Martin Luther King' s?

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