Teaching Malcolm X

Karen Salazar, an LA teacher, was fired for being “too Afro-centric,” notably teaching The Autobiography of Malcolm X. At a time when banning books is back in style in many quarters, and the right to think at all is under steady and screaming attack, Salazar deserves the support of all citizens, teachers, students and parents. Find her students’ protest on You Tube. Speak up for free thinking and open dialog.

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2 Responses to Teaching Malcolm X

  1. juniorfruit says:

    I don’t need a book to tell me what’s right. Books only enable articulation which may or may not mean change in the Future.. And words don’t mean a lot in a fist fight. I want it now!

  2. Elmo says:

    During the 60’s Elijah Mohammed, Malcom X and the Black Muslim movement became the focus of an early form of the politics of fear. If people start learning about that, they might not respond to our modern versions of the politics of fear. Couldn’t allow that.

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