My nationalism as my religion is not
exclusive but inclusive and they must
be so consistently with [the] welfare
of all life.”
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it.
I'm for justice, no matter who it is for
or against. I'm a human being first
and foremost, and as such I'm for
whoever and whatever benefits
humanity as a whole.
Striking comparisons between the life experiences of Gandhi and Malcolm X begin with the fact that they (unlike Martin Luther King, Jr., or most other political leaders), have produced extraordinarily revealing autobiographies. These are of such quality that they have become classics of modern world literature as stories of self-realization that express stages of personal and political development explicable in terms of their common responses to racist oppression.
The initial chapters of both autobiographies tell stories of childhoods marked by terrible fears of inadequacy related to their perceptions of white superiority.3 In an important sense, their lives become examples of handling fear and their success is then conveyed to their followers who share