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  • #16
    Re: Malcolm X: House and Field Negro

    Originally posted by Cashew View Post
    I feel that I must strongly protest the use of Malcolm X by Muslims living in the West.

    Your experience has nothing do with that of Africans forcibly removed from their homeland only to endure the Middle Passage and the horrors of slavery in the New World.

    Your parents were immigrants of their own free will.

    They endured no Middle Passage.

    Whatever discrimination they, and perhaps you, have faced can in no way compare to that experienced by African-Americans in the U.S.

    I guess I would be more comfortable with this were I convinced that young Muslims were truly educated in African-American history.
    True True....

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    • #17
      Re: Malcolm X: House and Field Negro

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRNciryImqg
      Originally posted by Cashew View Post
      I feel that I must strongly protest the use of Malcolm X by Muslims living in the West.

      Your experience has nothing do with that of Africans forcibly removed from their homeland only to endure the Middle Passage and the horrors of slavery in the New World.

      Your parents were immigrants of their own free will.

      They endured no Middle Passage.

      Whatever discrimination they, and perhaps you, have faced can in no way compare to that experienced by African-Americans in the U.S.

      I guess I would be more comfortable with this were I convinced that young Muslims were truly educated in African-American history.
      sorry cashew, my parents were not immigrants
      .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
      نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
      دولة الإسلامية باقية





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      • #18
        Re: Malcolm X: House and Field Negro

        Originally posted by insomniac View Post
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        " Back during slavery, when Black people like me talked to the slaves, they didn't kill 'em, they sent some old house Negro along behind him to undo what he said. You have to read the history of slavery to understand this. There were two kinds of Negroes. There was that old house Negro and the field Negro. And the house Negro always looked out for his master. When the field Negroes got too much out of line, he held them back in check. He put 'em back on the plantation. The house Negro could afford to do that because he lived better than the field Negro. He ate better, he dressed better, and he lived in a better house. He lived right up next to his master - in the attic or the basement. He ate the same food his master ate and wore his same clothes. And he could talk just like his master - good diction. And he loved his master more than his master loved himself. That's why he didn't want his master hurt. If the master got sick, he'd say, "What's the matter, boss, we sick?" When the master's house caught afire, he'd try and put the fire out. He didn't want his master's house burned. He never wanted his master's property threatened. And he was more defensive of it than the master was. That was the house Negro. But then you had some field Negroes, who lived in huts, had nothing to lose. They wore the worst kind of clothes. They ate the worst food. And they caught hell. They felt the sting of the lash. They hated their master. Oh yes, they did. If the master got sick, they'd pray that the master died. If the master's house caught afire, they'd pray for a strong wind to come along. This was the difference between the two. And today you still have house Negroes and field Negroes. I'm a field Negro. "

        Malcom X - Al Hajj Malik Al Shabbaz
        "Closer and closer to mankind comes their Reckoning: yet they heed not and they turn away" (21:1)

        " How can the one who chooses a hour of Haraam pleasure, above the eternal pleasure of Jannah, ever be considered as sane? "
        -Ibn Al Qayyim


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        • #19
          Re: Malcolm X: House and Field Negro

          Malcolm X is such a wonderful man. Begin his life as gangster and ended being as a member of the Nation of Islam. If you'd want to know him better, watch his autobiography movie, its called Malcolm X, released in 1992. Check IMDB, it is a 8 star movie and one of a must watch movies about Islam.

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