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Malcolm X talking about empowering an entire community so they can take care of themselves. And not have to be dependent on government or people who’ve been holding them down for their economic survival. But empowering people to be able to take care of themselves and build their own community. Create their own jobs, business’s economic growth, wealth. And he was talking about educating the African-American community so they can do these things for themselves.
I think even Conservatives could respect Malcolm X. Not his racial rhetoric and I don’t respect that aspect about him, because I’m a Liberal. Not because I’m not. But what Conservatives can respect about Malcolm X is for his call for economic freedom and independence. Built around education and economic development. So African-Americans don’t need a welfare state in order to take care of them. And be dependent on public assistance in order to survive. But for African-Americans to be able to create their own economic freedom and independence.