On This Day: Malcolm X Assassinated

On This Day: Malcolm X Assassinated

There are 47 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Feb 23, 2009, titled On This Day: Malcolm X Assassinated. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X, a former Nation of Islam leader, was assassinated by Black Muslims in New York.

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Dave

New York, NY

#1 Feb 24, 2009
It sounds like Malcolm X had a rough break as a kid. His father was murdered and his mother had a nervous break down. That might explain some of his aggression.
Aylin

New York, NY

#2 Feb 24, 2009
Dave wrote:
It sounds like Malcolm X had a rough break as a kid. His father was murdered and his mother had a nervous break down. That might explain some of his aggression.
As well as his innate persistence.
Seymour F

New York, NY

#3 Feb 24, 2009
Do you think he would have been popular if he didnt have a totally awesomely cool name like Malcolm X?
passerby

Kitchener, Canada

#4 Feb 24, 2009
He would have been given the name Mohammed Ali, but Cassius Clay was given that name by Elijah instead. More publicity with Clay then with Malcom
babs

Houston, TX

#5 Feb 24, 2009
his speeches are incredible to listen to today. wonder what he would think of our current social and political landscape.
Rone

New York, NY

#6 Feb 24, 2009
I'm going to look for Web sites that have Malcolm X speeches on video - maybe TED?
Xtehn

New York, NY

#7 Feb 24, 2009
babs wrote:
wonder what he would think of our current social and political landscape.
Very curious to know...
Janet

Portland, OR

#8 Feb 24, 2009
What a crook that Elijah Muhammad was--Malcolm X was so far ahead of him.
Rick

New York, NY

#10 Feb 25, 2009
Pretty mean of you, Bill. But I guess every society has its fair share of racists.
Sam

New York, NY

#11 Feb 25, 2009
Just like MLK.. .murdered when they strayed from the views that had made them the high profile individuals they were. Brave enough to let their thoughts and beliefs evolve instead of setting into stone.. a tragic end to an incredibly interesting life.
youfailorg

Houston, TX

#13 Mar 23, 2009
poop
meep

East Northport, NY

#14 Mar 31, 2009
meep.
Malcolm X was gay

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#15 Mar 31, 2009
Had Malcolm X been honest about his homosexuality he stood a pretty good change of dying of HIV rather than a jilted lover's bullet. He might have lived long enough to see equal rights for the GLBT community the same as they came for the black community.

http://www.womanist-musings.com/2009/03/memo-...
Robert Varela

Montclair, NJ

#16 May 2, 2009
But why do blacks get so excited about Malcom X?

What type of an impact did he have on anybody who is black today?

A convict who got pissed off when he went to jail?So he has to hate everything white?
Robert Varela

Montclair, NJ

#17 May 2, 2009
Malcom X and the pastor for Obama are no good,but it is so strange that many educated blacks listen to men like this.
geofftop

London, Canada

#18 May 4, 2009
TONS OF STREAMING VIDEO AND DOCUMENTARY LINKS
http://geofftop.com/Print_Data_Base.php ...
Queen Pearl

Brooklyn, NY

#19 May 5, 2009
To those of you who do not know, Malcolm X was one of the most important Black leaders in his time. He offered Black people an alternative to integration, which is called Black nationalism! Those of you who ascribe to being called "white" are nationalist because prior to this delineation, you were French, English, Irish, Italian, etc. To believe in Black Nationalism is not to hate anyone. It is to love, admire and respect one's own kind. A look at the history of Black people at the time of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. reveals lynching, segregation, vicious and crippling discrimination and racism, and numerous other human atrocities as well as insanities. Can you imagine going into the woods where no one is around and see a outhouse labeled "FOR WHITES ONLY" ? Well, I was born in 1954 and this is what my friends who traveled down South saw. Can you imagine having a college education and not being able to get a job in your profession because you are a Negro instead of a White person? Well, this is what my grandparents went through. She was destined to work as a housekeeper doing day's work in a white woman's house and my grandfather died from lung cancer because instead of being able to use his college education as a teacher, he was forced to become a painter to support his growing family.(remember, birth control was not available to poor Black people back then).
This is just a sample of the lives of Black people in America not too long ago. It would be good if some of you people investigate the history of the times prior to expressing your opinions. Ignorance is not bliss I don't care how your were informed.
Sincerely,
A Black woman who was born in 1954!

“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#20 May 5, 2009
"He offered Black people an alternative to integration"
Right, no need to associate with "Whites"

I find it sad that you use Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr in the same sentence.

You complain about segregation, and rightfully so. It was an intolerable atrocity.

So why do you support a man who spoke out against integration?
alexandria

Paducah, KY

#21 May 22, 2009
its gud info. but u need more
Xyn

Hazleton, PA

#22 Jul 28, 2009
Good. He was racist. :)

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