Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Martin Luther King's response to identitarianism

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Malcolm X's response to identitarianism (after he left the Nation of Islam)

"I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being, neither white, black, brown nor red. When you are dealing with humanity as one family, there's no question of integration or intermarriage. It's just one human being marrying another human being, or one human being living around and with another human being." —Malcolm X

"The earth's most expensive and pernicious evil is racism, the inability of God's creatures to live as One." —Malcolm X

"We must approach the problem as humans first, and whatever else we are second." —Malcolm X

"I wish nothing but freedom, justice and equality, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people." —Malcolm X

"I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don’t think that it will be based upon the color of the skin." —Malcolm X

This blog is dead! Long live this blog!

Yes, this blog is waking. Today's recommended reading: When Social Justice Isn’t About Justice. I'm not inclined to start a twitter account for the blog just now, so follow via RSS or pop in every week or two to see whether the next couple of posts were only death rattles.