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THE MURDER OF MALCOLM X

Photo: History.

On this date in 1965, Malcolm X is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity in Washington Heights.

Born Malcolm Little in Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the Black nationalist ideals of Marcus Garvey. Threats from the Ku Klux Klan forced the family to move to Michigan. In 1931, Malcolm’s father was murdered by the white supremacist Black Legion. By the time he reached high school age, he had dropped out of school and moved to Boston, where he became increasingly involved in criminal activities.

In 1946, at the age of 21, Malcolm was sent to prison on a burglary conviction. It was there he encountered the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, the leader of Nation of Islam, whose members are popularly known as Black Muslims. Muhammad’s teachings had a strong effect on Malcolm, who entered into an intense program of self-education and took the last name “X” to symbolise his stolen African identity.

After six years, Malcolm was released from prison and became a loyal and effective minister of the Nation of Islam in Harlem, New York. A fiery orator, Malcolm was admired by the African American community in New York and around the country.

In the early 1960s, he began to develop a more outspoken philosophy than that of Elijah Muhammad, whom he felt did not sufficiently support the civil rights movement. In late 1963, Malcolm’s suggestion that President John F. Kennedy’s assassination was a matter of “chickens coming home to roost” provided Elijah Muhammad, who believed that Malcolm had become too powerful, with a convenient opportunity to suspend him from the Nation of Islam.

A few months later, Malcolm formally left the organisation and made a Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. He returned to America as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and in June 1964 founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity, which advocated Black identity and held that racism, not the white race, was the greatest foe of the African American.

• Read also THE WOMEN OF IRAN VS HIJAB LAW.

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Text: History, Wikipedia.
Featured image by T.A. Charron.

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PENTINGNYA PENDIDIKAN LITERASI SEDARI DINI

Buruknya pendidikan dini literasi adalah satu problematika mendasar kenapa penduduk negeri ini mudah sekali manggut-manggut kagum dengan ocehan recehan dan bias dari Denny Siregar beserta panasbung bajer istana lainnya. Yang, parahnya, kemudian berlanjut menggelembung pada dukungan terhadap DPR padahal gamblang benderang para “wakil rakyat” tersebut kebanyakan rekam jejaknya amis, bau pesing, memuakkan. What a sad joke.⁣⁣
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⁣⁣Tidak sederhana. Pendidikan literasi sejak belia memang harus serius dan segera dibenahi.⁣⁣
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⁣⁣#ReformasiDikorupsi #MosiTidakPercaya #SaveKPK

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PENDIDIKAN KARAKTER KHAS INDONESIA: KEKERASAN

“Munir, Marsinah, Udin, atau Wiji Thukul adalah nama-nama aktivis yang berjuang di jalur non-kekerasan. Semuanya mati atau hilang dan kasusnya gelap meski rezim berganti. Jadi pendidikan karakter kita sebagai bangsa memang kekerasan. Hanya jalan kekerasan yang diyakini bisa mengubah keadaan atau mendapatkan posisi tawar politik yang lebih baik.

Entah kini, cap jempol darah, Pasukan Berani Mati, atau Pam Swakarsa. Kita memanen apa yang kita tanam.”

—Dandhy Laksono

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PENEGASAN SIKAP SOAL AKSI MAHASISWA

Terima kasih para karib dan warganet yang telah membagikan sudut pandangnya kepada saya, baik melalui WhatsApp, inbox Facebook, atau pun kolom komentar di medsos. Sikap saya masih sama yaitu bersama mahasiswa, dengan tujuh tuntutan seperti yang tertera di poster.

Lainnya:
1. Seperti juga sikap mahasiswa, saya nihil agenda menggagalkan pelantikan Jokowi. Jokowi masih yang terbaik dibanding yang lain. Yang punya ambisi melengserkan Jokowi itu Permadi, bukan kelompok kami.
2. Protes pada Jokowi maknanya lebih luas: demi kemaslahatan Indonesia dan demokrasi. Bukan membabibuta membela Pakde. Saya pendukung, bukan pengikut. Marilah menjadi pemilih rasional.
3. Mahasiwa ditunggangi? Tidak. Mereka tidak bodoh. Tepatnya: tidak sebodoh anda. Penumpang gelap mungkin ada. Wong saat reformasi saja kita kecolongan Amien Rais kok. Tapi dampak reformasi tetap saja lebih dominan manfaat daripada mudarat. Pula, jangan ahistoris dong, Indonesia merdeka dari penjajahan, negeri ini terbebas dari Soeharto, ya akibat pelajar dan mahasiswa berada di garis depan perjuangan. Bukan karena aksi agresif membagikan ulang opini-opini tendensius dari batalyon kontributor Seword.
4. Terakhir, jika memakai teori “guilty by association” maka di kubu saya ada, antara lain, Najwa Sihab, Ananda Badudu, Forum Rakyat Bali Tolak Reklamasi, barisan tokoh yang kapan hari diundang ke istana (Mahfud MD, GM, Syafi’i Maarif, Azyumardi Azra, Quraish Shihab, Feri Amsari, Bivitri Suanti). Nah, di kelompok anda? Denny Siregar, Kurawa, panasbung bajer istana, Wiranto, Ryamizard, Fahri Hamzah, Fadli Zon serta para anggota DPR yang terhormat.

Semoga bisa dipahami. Mari bersama jaga nyala api reformasi. Hidup Denny Siregar ?

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