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Happy FREEDOM Day!

Here at KeepingTheFayth, theFayth believes in
malcom CELEBRATING the original concept of the "founding fathers". For so many years, I dismissed them because of the whole 3/5ths a person = blacks in the constitution/lack of suffrage for women, total rejection of queers.

Take time to consider the gift of a ruling document INTENDED to change with people. Only problem? We have to fight for it.



In Honor of the struggle, a look at El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Wiki) for this 4th of July.


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“You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.”


“We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”
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“Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American.”
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“You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.”

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.”
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“Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.”

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“If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.”



"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."
Malcolm X, February 19, 1965 (2 days before he was murdered).


"...I shall never rest until I have undone the harm I did to so many well-meaning, innocent Negroes who through my own evangelistic zeal now believe in him even more fanatically and more blindly than I did."
Malcolm X, on those he encouraged to follow Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad

"I want Dr. King to know that I didn't come to Selma to make his job difficult. I really did come thinking I could make it easier. If the white people realize what the alternative is, perhaps they will be more willing to hear Dr. King."
Malcolm X, in a conversation with Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

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"I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color."
Malcolm X.

"A race of people is like an individual man; until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, expresses its own culture, affirms its own selfhood, it can never fulfill itself."
Malcolm X.

Quotes
http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/malcolm_x/
http://www.africawithin.com/malcolmx/quotes.htm

Audio Clips
http://www.africawithin.com/malcolmx/malcolm_clips.htm

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