Dateline: Negro equality: Malcolm X speech

Dateline: Negro equality; 3) ENGLAND: London: Malaysia Hall: CS MALCOLM X: SOF: - In the past because Europe was very powerful, or the European was in power, and the centre of power was in Europe - and when I say Europe, I mean England - all of them - same thing. The European, the European being in the position of power had one yardstick - he didn't use anybody else's yardstick. His yardstick was the yardstick. His definition was the definition. What he said was all there was to be said. The non-Europeans weren't in a position to say anything. They weren't in a position to use their own brain and come up with their own definitions. They weren't in a position even to bring their yardstick out of the closet. But what has happened, and most Europeans don't realise it, time has changed, and time has changed and power has changed. Wherein all the power used to be centred in Europe, it's not centred in Europe any more. It has divided itself up, and is now centred in different parts of his earth. Today much of it is in Asia, much of it is in Africa. It has shifted and as the people in Africa, Asia, get some power of their own, they get a mind of their own. They start seeing with their own eyes, and listening with their own ears, and speaking with their own mouth, and coming to definitions from their own brain. The European yardstick isn't necessarily the yardstick, and what the European calls racialism isn't necessarily racialism, and what the European call brotherhood isn't necessarily brotherhood. It's something now that you have to sit down and analyse from whenever you sit, you will see something different from that which he sees, wherever he's sitting. In the past he was sitting on you and me: today he's not sitting on you and me, so he sees things a little differently and since you and I were being sat on and are not being sat on now, we see things a little differently. And I think that when we realise that these differences exist, that he's thinking in his min...
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