Friday, August 5, 2011
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As told to Alex Haley)
“All Negros are angry and I am the angriest of all.”
As Malcolm X expects an “objective reader” to read the autobiography, an open-mind would in all probability, change the perception of the man who was labeled as the “bad man of US” or “white-hater” or “black supremacist”. At the same time, the bitter reality of racism that continued to taint the image of the most liberal, developed and democratic country well into the 20th century, it perhaps required a man who could deal with it with an iron fist and lift the black population out of their abysmal condition. One who is prepared to read the autobiography with an open and wide mind, should do it – otherwise no point.