User:Malik Shabazz

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... As citizens of a nation founded on the principle of human equality, we must categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination. We must refuse to allow our estimation of others to be based upon their ethnicity rather than upon their qualities as individuals. We must insist that those we elect as our leaders respect and embrace Americans of every race, sexual orientation, gender, and national origin. In this country, it must be electorally disqualifying to equivocate on racism.

There are some who feel that in our effort to create equality of opportunity for some we have, in certain circumstances, created discrimination for others. That surely would be unfortunate and ill-advised. Our aim must be equality of opportunity, not superiority of opportunity. That said, my personal experience working in communities of color is that in the great majority of circumstances, it is still a distinct disadvantage of opportunity to be African-American or Hispanic-American. My understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement, for example, is that it is not intended to elevate minority lives above white lives; it is intended to draw vivid attention to the too frequent reality of deadly racial discrimination in law enforcement and in the courts. ...

Mitt Romney, "As I See It", August 10, 2018

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A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, flag, 2016, by Dread Scott)

A Man Was Lynched Yesterday, flag, 1920s and 1930s NAACP

Angelica Rogers, "Does This Flag Make You Flinch?", The New York Times
1856 or 2016?
they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect
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Welcome. السلام عليكم. שלום עליכם.

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I chose my Username after El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, whose life and words inspire me. I'm not related to or associated with Malik Zulu Shabazz of the so-called New Black Panther Party, except that we both chose our names in honor of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. On the other hand, if you've come across Malik Shabazz on an internet forum, that's probably me.

Despite my social and political views, some of which are expressed in my Userboxes, I am committed to maintaining a neutral point of view in the articles I edit. If you think my editing is biased, please let me know.

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