Today is the death anniversary of Malcolm X.
Before he died, he did what he could to unify all races. He spent his life doing what many are too ashamed, too afraid, too misinformed to do. Whites feared his power. Blacks praised his presence. He stood for the oppressed and fought for the attacked. He lost his life standing against faulty systems, both religious and political. Many wanted to kill him and his own people took him out. He was widely known and even more hated, but he provoked a change no one else could bring. He sacrificed time with his family and taught people to see beyond a ‘white Jesus.’ He stood up to police brutality and white supremacy. Rightfully so. It doesn’t take being Black to appreciate his movement, and what he did for humanity as a whole.
Many white people often mistaken Malcolm X to have been racist and provoke reverse racism. There was a time in his life that could be argued, but it was necessary in that day to awaken the truth he sought, and in the end he found unity so delivering that he was martyred for it. I don’t know everything there is to know about him, but his life is something to celebrate and his death is a day to remember.
Thank you Malcolm X for the difference you made for all of us. Thank you for enlightening and encouraging us to always do our own research and understand the meaning behind every word. Because of him, our children have a better world to live in and I will never take for granted those who fought against true oppression so we could come together today.
Regardless what society or media may tell us, regardless what we personally have had to overcome, we will not teach our children to fear a policeman for their skin color. we will not teach them they are hated and less privileged. We will teach them to love and always look beyond skin tone. We will teach them History and encourage them to seek further than a school will educate. We will teach them they are just as capable as anyone to achieve whatever they want to achieve in life. We will teach them to always stand up for what they believe, even if they must stand alone.
Let us never forget why he stood for his people and what it has done for all of us. ❤
#RIPMalcolmX . #BlackLivesMatter because #AllLivesMatter #BHM