The new issue of Race & Class features an article on ‘Malcolm X at the Oxford Union‘ in 1964. Saladin M. Ambar, who examines Malcolm’s speech and the context in which it was given, reveals a key change in Malcolm’s thinking on nationalism in response to the call for decolonisation in Africa and the extension of human rights to other marginalised groups throughout the world.
He ended his speech in characteristic form:
‘I don’t care what color you are, as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth.’
Race & Class also features:
Hemmed in: on the representation of Imperial defeat by Andrew Smith
Black longshoremen and the fight for equality in an ‘anti-racist’ union by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson
Neoliberal disasters and racialisation: the case of post-Katrina Latino labour by Nicole Trujillo-Pagan
Israel: promised land for Jews … as long as they’re not black? by Hanan Chehata
Decolonising the museum: Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration by Carol Ann Dixon
Listening to Revolt: the selected writings of George Rawick reviewed by Jordan T. Camp
Fuel on the Fire: oil and politics in occupied Iraq reviewed by Saleh Mamon
On Being Lebanese in Australia: identity, racism and the ethnic field reviewed by Ray Jureidini
The State of Islam: culture and Cold War politics in Pakistan reviewed by Snehal Shingavi
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