Compare Malcolm’s turning away of the white student wanting to help to Gandhi’s asking Charlie to leave. Why did they do it? What was their point?
Explain the statement: “There cannot be black-white unity until there is first black unity.”
What did Malcolm mean by “mental colonialism.” Compare the colonialism of the British in India to that of the white society Malcolm had to negotiate.
Compare Malcolm’s distinction between ‘house Negroes’ and ‘field Negroes’ to that of the “Traditionals” vs. the “Progressives” at Oglala. Discuss these as examples of the old tactic of divide and conquer.
Did Malcolm have one or two life-changing transformations? Can someone have such a transformation and be wrong? Explain.
Who killed Malcolm X? What killed Malcolm X?
Why do leaders of people’s movements always operate outside of mainstream politics? Discuss Malcolm’s leadership role in this context and compare him to other such leaders.