CONCERNING THE #MALCOLMXCHALLENGE: I appreciate that not everybody is comfortable posting photos of THEMSELVES on Facebook and, frankly, they shouldn’t have to. As an alternative, how about if you post a photo of your favourite (or least favourite) BOOK about Malcolm X and nominate your Facebook friends to do the same? So here is one of my favourites: Peter Goldman’s ‘Death and Life of Malcolm X’. This was one of the first books I read on Malcolm X and I found it pleasantly surprising that a white writer (Goldman) could write so ‘knowingly’ about a black icon and his world in ways to which I didn’t imagine any white person had ‘access’.
Well, I was wrong.
#MalcolmXChallenge: Let this be OUR ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’. Strike a #MalcolmX pose to mark the 50th anniversary of the #MalcolmX Assassination – then NOMINATE your Facebook friends to take the Challenge. And please don’t forget to SIGN and SHARE the #MalcolmX Petitions at the White House and Change.Org.