I did some work in the field of human rights at the urging of a university professor - a black person. I read quite a bit on human rights and racism in my spare time. One of the books I read was an autobiography of Malcolm X. He was an extraordinary person and went from a drug dealer, when he was very young, to a well-respected leader.
He changed his last name to 'X' because he did not like his given name which he got from his parents -because that name was given by a slave-master. He wrote in his biography that his grandmother was raped by a white man and he said that's why he had white blood in him which he did not like. He was also murdered. Below is a short speech - "You Have Been Brainwashed".
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