A prayer

I pray that God will bless you in everything that you do. I pray that you will grow intellectually, so that you can understand the problems of the world and where you fit into, in that world picture. And I pray that all the fear that has ever been in your heart will be taken out, and when you look at that man, if you know he’s nothing more than a coward, you won’t fear him.

- Malcolm X in Selma, Alabama, on February 4, 1965.

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    fathima said,

    October 16, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    it’s been a while since i’ve read anything by Malcolm X. so i’d forgotten that he did sometimes talk directly about god and not only the politics of being a moral, just person. that he would make a prayer, no matter how pointed, strikes me as … stranger still.
    i should read more.

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    Abu Yasmeen said,

    October 19, 2007 @ 10:48 am

    What strikes me most about this qoute is that Malcolm would be assassinated 17 days later.

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