Jackie Robinson vs. Malcolm X
February 21, 2020 12:19 PM   Subscribe

posted by TedW at 2:04 PM on February 21, 2020 [2 favorites]

Thanks for posting this article. It's interesting to read the back and forth between Robinson and X, because the contemporary arguments are often obscured by history.

Is also reminded me of the Code Switch episode from last year about Robinson's relationship with the GOP and Nixon - The Original Blexit.
posted by kendrak at 7:17 AM on February 22, 2020 [2 favorites]

Thanks kendrak, that's fascinating. I had no idea.
posted by toastyk at 6:34 AM on February 23, 2020

Just looped back to read this; I knew vaguely of the tension between them but had never explored any of the actual writings/speeches. Malcolm's voltaic language always puts a smile on my face so thanks for getting my day ended with full-on grinning. Even as someone who cherishes his pugnacity, however, I do appreciate the tone of the article's closing: let us who care to be freedom fighters also make sure to find spaces of compassionate collaboration where possible. Thank you for sharing!
posted by youarenothere at 6:15 PM on February 25, 2020

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