Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Malcolm X rejected identity politics

"We must approach the problem as humans first, and whatever else we are second." —Malcolm X / El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

Quoted in Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable. Like most of my favorite quotes from the man, that's from the last year of his life, when he was looking more clearly at the nature of identity and privilege.