Tuesday, January 03, 2017

[kghqxjsk] Malcolm X as Old Testament

The Old Testament is about customs of tribes, tribes defining their identity (often through military victories and losses).

Malcolm X spoke of black identity, and using that identity as a foundation for political strength. 

The New Testament is about breaking down the tribal barriers and uniting around broader concepts like compassion.

Martin Luther King, Jr., a Christian minister by training, spoke of people of different races united as brothers and sisters.

The debate between them is very, very old.

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