Happy Birthday, Malcolm X

By Jorge Rivas May 19, 2009

I’ll leave you with an excerpt from Melissa Harris-Lacewell’s essay titled "Happy Birthday, Malcolm." You can read her entire piece at TheRoot.com

"Malcolm taught us better. He criticized the powerful rather than the powerless. He pointed to the pathologies of the privileged instead of the failings of the oppressed. His own story of redemption was emblematic of the possibilities available to even the most disempowered, but when he pointed to solutions, they were consistently collective"

Malcolm X would have turned 84 today.