Is it true that Malcolm X initially advocated for ideas such as black segregation and separatism? I understand he was also against racial mixing and was essentially a black nationalist.
If this is true, he would be a modern American liberal's nightmare for holding such ideas and a poor example of them to use as a leadership figure for blacks in the USA today. Did he renounce these ideas and shift his ideology?
>Did he renounce these ideas and shift his ideology
His idealogy changed when he made his pilgrimage to Mecca and saw everyone regardless of skin color praying together, realizing that racial problems stem from differences between cultures and not something inherent. The Nation of Islam didn't like that because they always preached about the White Devil, so a bunch of members of the NoI shot him.
Why do so many people not know what black face is?
He left NoI first, but that was for internal political reasons IIRC. He was still a separatist at that point.
They essentially have, though, and it hasn't worked. The de-facto ghettoization of minority communities in North America and then Europe screwed those populations up. The problem is that black populations ended up among white ones to begin with.
>The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro’s friend and benefactor; and by winning the friendship, allegiance, and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or tool in this political “football game” that is constantly raging between the white liberals and white conservatives.
>Politically the American Negro is nothing but a football and the white liberals control this mentally dead ball through tricks of tokenism: false promises of integration and civil rights. In this profitable game of deceiving and exploiting the political politician of the American Negro, those white liberals have the willing cooperation of the Negro civil rights leaders. These “leaders” sell out our people for just a few crumbs of token recognition and token gains. These “leaders” are satisfied with token victories and token progress because they themselves are nothing but token leaders.
He's not wrong.
Malcolm X was the establishment's American Nightmare: a man who came from nothing, taught himself how to think and evolved as a thinker throughout his life, always coming up with ways to make life substantively better for the people he represented.
Plenty of blacks argued for segregation. It's not so much a supremacy thing as it is anti-assimilationist. Multiculturalism destroys culture when a single group already has all the power.