Unpublished documents reveal more about Malcolm X's controversial views

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  • Опубліковано 17 лис 2018
  • Whether spoken or written, the words of Civil Rights pioneer Malcolm X have influenced generations. Now, more than five decades after his assassination, we're learning much more about his views of the world thanks to some newly unveiled documents. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
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  • #godwill rise
    #godwill rise 4 дні тому

    Alex Haley worked with the F.B.I doing the wirting of the book. So with that many things were burned and God knows what else Malcolm may have said that we will never know.

  • E J
    E J 9 днів тому

    Malcolm X rest in peace.

  • Lil Ray
    Lil Ray Місяць тому +2

    I have come to this conclusion about people in general. You don’t celebrate 🎉 life you glorify death 💀. Because people don’t seem to care about someone until they die. Sad but harsh reality

  • A FACE FOR RADIO
    A FACE FOR RADIO 2 місяці тому +1

    Malcolm X was a Human Rights Leader, NOT a Civil Rights one. He made this point CLEAR MANY times.

  • BroKhalidMuhammad
    BroKhalidMuhammad 5 місяців тому +2

    RIP to the ancestor. You've changed my life for the better. All praises is due to God

  • Kevin N
    Kevin N 5 місяців тому +2

    Barack Obama is not an African American, his father is Kenyan and his mother is White.

  • To Be Honest
    To Be Honest 6 місяців тому

    Like any man is perfect - lets start with the White Supremacy that built this country and all its Presidents: Washington, Jefferson. Read "Stamped from the Beginning"
    White people love tearing down any influential figure Black Americans might have
    Go F urself

  • hamza qaf
    hamza qaf 6 місяців тому +6

    You fought for us malcolm x ty

  • Bejīta
    Bejīta 6 місяців тому +5

    The great Malcolm X.

  • Angel c
    Angel c 6 місяців тому +1

    It’s sad to see your man get drowned and killed by Own....
    You would hoped that this man was in heaven but you know that is not because he believed in the Quran

    • Ibrahim Sheriff
      Ibrahim Sheriff День тому

      Angel c May Allah guide you soster

    • Angel c
      Angel c 5 місяців тому

      Theresa Mahfood so… If you don’t want to use the New Testament… The words of Jesus… Then as a Muslim you must believe the prophets... and as . It is written when Abraham had two sons one son by the Egyptian woman name Hagar… Who son name was Ishmael… And the other son that Abraham had which was the promise Child was Isaac promised by the Lord God Almighty… And the Lord told Abraham to listen to his wife Sarah... because it is written cast out that blond woman and her child for she would not be heir with her child. So Abraham cast out Ishmael... by the word of God… For Ishmael and his descendants we’re not going to be heirs of the promise of God that was going to be through Isaac as it is written...
      And the Arab people which believe in the Quran.... according to the prophets moreover God.... shall not be air with the promise child....So again what you think and what you feel does not work in the word of God for God will be true in every man a liar

    • Angel c
      Angel c 5 місяців тому

      Theresa Mahfood … I simply believe the scripture in the Scripture declares it…
      John 3:5 KJVS
      [5] Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
      This is not only to Muslims according to Jesus this is everybody except a man there is no exceptions according to Jesus… Are you calling Jesus a liar....Art Muslim supposed to believe in the words of Jesus?

    • Theresa Mahfood
      Theresa Mahfood 5 місяців тому +1

      So you don't think Muslims can go to heaven? As a Muslim, I will say it is a shame that people think like you.

  • Curtis 23
    Curtis 23 6 місяців тому +14

    One of the greatest men ever

  • uknow who
    uknow who 6 місяців тому +6

    Let's not lose sight of the fact that Malcolm X was simply another human being living on the planet. His views on the world are just that, his views. Additionally, they evolved time, so his autobiography doesn't necessarily reflect how he saw the world on his last day of life. Perspective, people!

    • #LearnCivilRights
      #LearnCivilRights 2 місяці тому

      I disagree somewhat though I see your point. But his scope broadened tremendously on certain issues and some views stayed the same. People need to listen to The Ballot or the Bullet, his Oxford Union debate and read his Les Crane interview, Pierre Berton interview, his essays and interviews in the Egyptian Gazette, his NY Post interview, his Muslimoon interview, his Village Voice interview, his Young Socialist interview, and his Rochester Speech. For one, he rejects “black nationalism” in the end for something more inclusive and essentially becomes a religious humanist. The public Malcolm in the Nation of Islam is a much different public speaker than who he became by his Oxford debate. There is nothing wrong with change. Part of what makes Malcolm X so special was his ability to keep growing, evolving, and improving.

    • #LearnCivilRights
      #LearnCivilRights 2 місяці тому

      They can also read his Gordon Parks interview. Not sure why I forgot to mention that one. And a speech in France where he said interracial marriage is okay and that who you love is personal much like your religion.

    • A FACE FOR RADIO
      A FACE FOR RADIO 2 місяці тому

      I’ve listened to nearly every clip, interview, speech Malcolm ever gave, his views different really change much.

    • Theresa Mahfood
      Theresa Mahfood 5 місяців тому

      Right. They should have emphasized in this video that the unpublished chapters discovered were written while he was still in the Nation of Islam ... I believe around 1963.

  • William Gates III
    William Gates III 6 місяців тому +2

    Yea he hated liberals.

    • Theresa Mahfood
      Theresa Mahfood 5 днів тому

      +greenbrickbox He didn't hold socialist views. He did not even know enough about socialism to hold socialist views. In October 1963, he had said in a Q&A session in response to a question on socialism at Berkley that he didn't know anything about socialism so could not comment on it. By April 12, 1964, if you listen to his speech, The Ballot or The Bullet, everything he said about economics would be considered black capitalism. It wasn't until after Mecca that he even started commenting on socialism and saying things like, "You show me a capitalist and I'll show you a blood sucker." But 8 months was not enough time for him to form a well informed opinion on socialism, especially when you consider how busy he was trying to stay alive, studying Islam, trying to internationalize the struggle by taking our plight to the UN, self-defense, and trying to solve some of the domestic problems we faced as a race. He ended up flip-flopping on his economic views the last few months of his life. For every pro-socialist or anti-capitalist statement he made, he soon after - on another day - would say something completely contradictory. He even said in October 1964 that he did not buy the "anti-capitalist propaganda of the communists" nor the "anti-communist propaganda of the capitalists." He repeated often that he believed in "positive neutrality" or "non-alignment." He repeated that we need to stop thinking of ourselves "as socialists, capitalists, and communists, and start thinking of ourselves as human beings" (this is even in his diary). He acknowledged that he had no idea what his political or economic philosophy was. Even as late as mid-February 1965, he said he was still investigating and that he had no particular political or economic philosophy. Listen to him debate Gordon Hall in the Stan Bernard interview three days before his assassination. Brother Malcolm made it very clear in that debate that he was not a socialist and did not want to be thought of as even "breaking bread with" socialists. The Socialist Workers Party, to him, represented a mere platform to speak on, just the same as the Methodist churches where he spoke or the Baptist churches where he spoke. Brother Malcolm was a critic of the white capitalist system and an anti-imperialist, but that is not the same as being a socialist. The most one can say objectively is that he was pro-African, pro-Arab, and pro-Asian, and that during his travels, he was attracted to some of the socialistic ideas he was exposed to by leaders in those countries. However, he never even defined socialism. Moreover, bonafide scientific socialists such as Marxist-Leninists have made it very clear that much of the African socialism that Brother Malcolm was exposed to in the 60s is not really considered socialism. Accordingly, I think people should stop projecting their own ideologies onto Brother Malcolm as the socialists have done. He was not a socialist when he died. He was a man in search of his own economic philosophy (even several who knew him got the sense he was trying to create his own philosophy, rather than borrow from other philosophies). I have exhaustively studied this topic. If you want actual quotes from Brother Malcolm or citations from me to back up what I have said, I am more than happy to do so. I'm the same person as #LearnCivilRights, by the way.

    • greenbrickbox
      greenbrickbox 5 днів тому

      Yeah, he ended up holding socialist and anti-imperialist views so he didn't care for liberals or conservatives.

    • #LearnCivilRights
      #LearnCivilRights 2 місяці тому

      I should clarify. He didn’t really trust ANYBODY. But he didn’t trust politicians regardless of whether liberal or conservative. That’s what I meant to say.

    • #LearnCivilRights
      #LearnCivilRights 2 місяці тому

      He just didn’t trust politicians. However, I’ve also listened to/read just about every Malcolm X speech and interview and have heard countless personal stories of persons who knew him, and he did prefer conservatives to liberals because he felt they were less deceitful and less hypocritical. Three of the whites he admired as close acquaintances (journalists) were also conservatives and the others did not disclose their political views with the exception of one liberal.

    • A FACE FOR RADIO
      A FACE FOR RADIO 2 місяці тому

      William Gates III he didn’t care for conservatives either.

  • Laitalafraise
    Laitalafraise 6 місяців тому +10

    Still relevant today!

  • RDR
    RDR 6 місяців тому +13

    Completely skipped over the fact that he changed his views dramatically before the end if his life. That's why they assassinated him.

    • GloriousMane
      GloriousMane 2 місяці тому

      What do you mean changed his views dramatically? If you mean he started loving white people, no.

  • Dutchess Jones
    Dutchess Jones 6 місяців тому +4

    Haley although a moving author, has his own controversies with the book Roots. It is said, that the whole book was fiction and plagerized. Although I loved the book and mini series, seeing the notes compared to what was really written in the Autobiography of Malcolm X, comes the question..... what was Haley's motive / message by toning down the actual thoughts of Malcolm?

    • #LearnCivilRights
      #LearnCivilRights 2 місяці тому

      I don’t feel he really toned down Malcolm’s thoughts. If you listen to/read many of Malcolm’s interviews and debates from the end of his life, the tone is the same as in the Autobiography. Malcolm’s travel diary can fill in the rest for you.

  • grabir01
    grabir01 6 місяців тому +2

    Farrakhan and X. Some of Obamas mentors.

  • Jermaine Watson Sr.
    Jermaine Watson Sr. 6 місяців тому +18

    That autobiography completely changed my life & thinking. I'd love to see those documents in person one day God Willing. Peace. 🤲🏿🙌🏿☪

  • Carolina Moreno
    Carolina Moreno 6 місяців тому +1

    I love this news

  • A la Verga
    A la Verga 6 місяців тому +2

    American Neo Nazis and the Muslim Brotherhood go hand and hand.

    • A la Verga
      A la Verga 6 місяців тому

      +Dirk Diggler yeah ok, that's why Malcm X stopped meeting with both of them....look it up, it's on video.

    • Dirk Diggler
      Dirk Diggler 6 місяців тому +4

      A la Verga one is a group of hate and oppression the other a defensive and separatist striving for decency