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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Malcolm X! (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)

 

 
“It is not hard to imagine the ultimate fate of a society in which a pixilated criminal like Malcolm X is almost universally praised, and has hospitals, schools, and highways named in his memory!… We might as well call out the schoolchildren to celebrate the birthday of Benedict Arnold. Or to raise a monument to Alger Hiss. We would do well to remember that all societies are destroyed from within — through weakness, immorality, crime, debauchery, and failing mentality.”

George S. Schuyler (1895-1977), 1973, in his last published piece.

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