Thursday, September 16, 2010

A POC antiracist criticizes Tim Wise (but doesn't understand Malcolm X)

Tim Wise and The Privilege of White Guilt. At Afrospear, Asabagna almost gets it, but keeps mentioning white folks instead of capitalism. I get a strong feeling in the comments that Asabagna hasn't read The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Here's a short writeup about a story from it that everyone should know: Malcolm X's Little Blonde Coed.

Capitalist antiracists miss two crucial things about the intellectual evolution of Malcolm X. One was that there were two kinds of white folks he didn't think were necessarily racist, muslims and socialists. The other was that he became more and more willing to work with anyone.