Why were white people so scared of Malcolm X?!

Discussion in 'Pandora's Box' started by SPITTA, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. He is not mentioned in US History book and doesn't have his own Holiday like MLK. [​IMG] [​IMG] -SWAG
     
  2. People fear the unknown.
     
  3. Malcom fought fire with fire, something that\'s a proven failure and unproductive. MLK fought fire with water, something that is a proven success and productive. Nobody wants to put failures in our history books.
     
  4. "Black people were scared of Malcolm X" [citation needed]

    /thread until proven
     
  5. Uhh in his earlier days he was not very friendly to white people. He and Elijah Mohammad thought white people were the devil and should be segregated. It was not until he partaked in the hajj he recognized the errors of his ways. Well not errors, biggotry.
     
  6. Because he was a flash in the pan that had little impact on anything at all.
     
  7. Because he encouraged others to stand up and remain positive, which the certain sects of the powers that be are against. Having people be happy is not in humans natures best interest
     
  8. didnt they(fbi) consider him to be a radical?
     
  9. Hah, not quite.

    He encouraged violence, advocated segregation, and thought white people to be the race of the devil. He condemned the civil rights movement and wanted Blacks to have their own nation.
     
  10. cause he was one extreme mothafucka
     
  11. I don't think white people were scared of Malcolm X. They just didn't give a damn about him...and still don't, kinda like Reverand Al and Jesse. All three are pretty insignificant in terms of historical significance.
     
  12. The same reason that the government where scared of black people in general before the civil rights movement. When all the slaves where freed this meant that there were thousands of new citizens that could vote. The south responded through racism and segregation and later on Democrats responded by making the black populace dependent upon them and the government. Malcolm X had a large following and could of destroyed the American system as we know it. He wanted to give the power to not only black people but the working class as a whole. He was also more revolutionary and violent than his socialist counterpart MLK.
     
  13. he scared people because much of what he said had truth embedded in it!

    because he said things people didnt want to hear!

    and he said those things with power and conviction!


    you cant hear his voice and not feel the power in it!;):smoke:
     
  14. #15 The Third Man, Feb 11, 2011
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    Malcolm X was a great leader always but when he first came out of prison and worked with Elijah Muhammad after that for a while he was very racist towards the white man. He did do good stuff in that time of course, but the Black Muslim philosophy(it's altered from the oiriginal teachings of Islam) turned him into a racist person for a few years.

    It wasn't until he went to Mecca and met Muslims from all over the world that he realised all creeds of people are the same essentially and there' no rational thought-process behind hating one skin colour of people. He was always a great thinker, it's just he had been fed this bullshit from Elijah Muhammad for a few years.

    In the period after the time he got back from Mecca, him and Elijah Muhammad grew away from each other, Muhammad had an affair and Malcolm X was astonished and lost a lot of respect for him. Then there were a series of events that Malcolm X thought Muhammad responsible for when in fact it could have been somebody else. But after Malcolm stopped spending so much time with Elijah Muhammad he definitely grew a lot as a person imo. Cos there was even more meaning to his work after that, cos his philosophy was fairer and it made him less hostile to white people.

    I think how hew was portrayed in the media and how he was, in a way, before he changed his views on white people, was often negative and this led people to be scared of his militant black action philosophy and the thinking that the white man is the devil. I also think that a lot of what he said was sound encouragement and logic for how things should be, and this also scared many people because racism was the norm back then. There is always resistance to change amidst conservative people. Especially with stuff like this.
     
  15. #16 Baloobas, Feb 11, 2011
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    Want to give an example of his truthful words?

    Maybe:

    "Allah has blessed us. He has destroyed twenty-two of our enemies."

    "Chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always made me glad." (on the death of JFK
     
  16. They were scared of him cuz he was a negro.
     
  17. You sound intelligent.
     
  18. Thanks man, you too.
     

  19. :rolleyes:


    Stumbling is not falling.
    Malcolm X

    You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
    Malcolm X

    I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
    Malcolm X

    A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
    Malcolm X


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


    Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
    Malcolm X

    Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
    Malcolm X

    I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
    Malcolm X

    I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
    Malcolm X

    My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
    Malcolm X


    Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
    Malcolm



    ;):smoke:

    we are all a bit on the crazy side....some of us more then others.....
    no one is perfect.....so the man had a few halfass ideas.....

    he also had a shitton of great ideas!!!!!
    he expended his energy trying to empower those around himself


    yeah he said some fucked up shit along the way as well....


    show me one person who is perfect or right all the time?
     
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