“If the Black man has 20 billion dollars, and these so-called Negro leaders are such geniuses that they can integrate white restaurants and integrate white factories and force themselves into that which the white man has set up, they should use this same ingenuity to show the black people how to pull our wealth and set up something of our own, and then we wont have to force our way into his anymore.”
– Malcolm X
In honor of Malcolm X’s birthday, I wanted to share with you all footage from a debate that took place in 1962 between Malcolm X and Bayard Rustin. The debate addressed topics such as integration, separation, group economics, and even religion. With the current rise of the neoliberal movement, this conversation is just as relative now as it was then. I hope you all enjoy.