Over at my Facebook page, Preston Powell had the following to say about my interview with Malaak Shabazz:
Great interview. A little disappointed though that a daughter of a great radical icon like Malcolm X appears to buy into all the post-racial nonsense that dominated the political discourse of the past few years. She also seems to be a little ashamed of Malcolm’s radicalism and her way of whitewashing it is by saying that Obama and Malcolm aren’t that far apart politically. While Malcolm X certainly had conservative leanings that are similar to Obama’s (both which stems from Booker T. Washington’s self-help Black Conservatism) the man was a straight-up revolutionary when it came to black consciousness, and he challenged myths and institutions of America that Obama wouldn’t dare touch, afraid of the consequences he’ll suffer as a politician.
For those who don’t know him, Preston is a veteran commenter at this blog, and one of the most insightful.