Malcolm X is one of the greatest speakers and most brilliant minds ever produced in this country. His ability to sum up the racial indifference of the mainstream, white society in this country is raw, gritty, and real. Although this piece was filmed in the 1960s, it is very relevant today in 2014.
If you engage an any discussions in our community and with others, then i’m positive you have heard someone tell you to get over what happened in the past or move on as they like to say now. There is know acknowledgement that the knife is still in our backs, let alone an apology or amends.
If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, that’s not progress. If you pull it all the way out, that’s not progress. The progress comes from healing the wound that the blow made. They haven’t even begun to pull the knife out. They won’t even admit the knife is there.