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Submitted by Dani Schwartz (United States), Oct 25, 2002 at 12:37

I disagree with Dr. Pipes' comments on Malcolm X. Malcolm spoke as a victim of racism, both de jure and de facto, from within a social system that systematically and legally excluded him from many rights of citizenship. Therefore, his statement that he was not an American can be regarded as a legitimate criticism of institutionalized racism in America, rather than senseless America-bashing.
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