“As has been restated countless times, no one died for the right to vote and even the actual people who faced death to get the vote will tell you that. People were beat and died for justice and liberation. And while they were suffering, they understood clearly that the vote was just one tactic to achieve that liberation. They never declared that it was the by all end all solution to every social problem that has ever existed as the framers of voting want you to believe today. And, this isn’t a piece that’s designed to tell people whether to vote or not. That’s a personal decision. The point here is we say we love Malcolm, but we refuse to listen to him. He told us in no uncertain terms that voting, without organizing ourselves into an African power base is like planting seeds in the ground and never watering them. He explained to us that voting is only as strong as our ability to build a powerful movement to hold the people we vote in accountable. He said all of this over 50 years ago and the books with his words and the videos of him are all available to confirm his very concrete analysis of voting for all who desire to understand it. Yet, you will look at his picture everyday, but you refuse to listen to what he had to say about it.”

"As has been restated countless times, no one died for the right to vote and even the actual people who faced death to get the vote will tell you that. People were beat and died for justice and liberation. And while they were suffering, they understood clearly that the vote was just one tactic to achieve that liberation. They never declared that it was the by all end all solution to every social problem that has ever existed as the framers of voting want you to believe today. And, this isn't a piece that's designed to tell people whether to vote or not. That's a personal decision. The point here is we say we love Malcolm, but we refuse to listen to him. He told us in no uncertain terms that voting, without organizing ourselves into an African power base is like planting seeds in the ground and never watering them. He explained to us that voting is only as strong as our ability to build a powerful movement to hold the people we vote in accountable. He said all of this over 50 years ago and the books with his words and the videos of him are all available to confirm his very concrete analysis of voting for all who desire to understand it. Yet, you will look at his picture everyday, but you refuse to listen to what he had to say about it."

Malcolm X & Voting. We Glorify His Image, But Refuse to Hear Him

Malcolm X occupies iconic status with African people. Not just within the U.S., but all over the world. He receives that status from us because people respect his courage, discipline, dedication,...
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