Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Two Thirds Correct

Today is the anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, in 1965.

Yestiddy, I saw some sort of propaganda poster which featured Sir Barry's profile juxtaposed with those of MLK and Malcolm. The apparent intention was to conflate in a complimentary fashion Sir Barry, whose image was the foremost, with these other two, iconic, liberating, activist presences from the Movement.

I thought about it, and to me, anyway: Other than their all three being (mixed race) "black" males (and two of them having been murdered for their liberatory principles), try as I might--despite NUMEROUS, difficult and exhausting intellectual and historical gymnastics--I could find--and could think of--NO OTHER similarities between them.

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