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My thinking had been opened up wide in Mecca. I wrote long letters to my friends, in which I tried to convey to them my new insights into the American black manís struggle and his problems as well as the depths of my search for truth and justice. ďIíve had enough of someone elseís propaganda,Ē I had written to these friends. ďI am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I am a human being first and foremost, and as such Iím for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.Ē The American white manís press called me the angriest Negro in America. I wouldnít deny that charge; I spoke exactly as I felt. I believe in anger. I believe it is a crime for anyone who is being brutalized to continue to accept that brutality without doing something to defend himself. I am for violence if non-violence means that we continue postponing or even delaying a solution to the American black manís problem. White man hates to hear anybody, especially a black man, talk about the crime that the white man perpetrated on the black man. But let me remind you that when the white man came into this country, he certainly wasnít demonstrating non-violence.
malcolm X, Autobiography of malcolm x
US black nationalist leader (1925 - 1965)  

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