A Summing Up: Louis Lomax interviews Malcolm X
LOMAX: Are you suggesting that all of us who fight for integration are after a white woman?
MALCOLM X: I wouldn?t say all of you, but let the evidence speak for itself. Check up on these integration leaders, and you will find that most of them are either married to or hooked up with some white woman. Take that meeting between James Baldwin and Robert Kennedy; practically everybody there was interracially married. Harry Belafonte is married to a white woman; Lorraine Hansberry is married to a white man; Lena Horne is married to a white man.
Now how can any Negro, man or woman, who sleeps with a white person speak for me? No black person married to a white person can speak for me!
MALCOLM X: Why? Because only a man who is ashamed of what he is will marry out of his race. There has to be something wrong when a man or a woman leaves his own people and marries somebody of another kind. Men who are proud of being black marry black women; women who are proud of being black marry black men.
This is particularly true when you realize that these Negroes who go for integration and intermarriage are linking up with the very people who lynched their fathers, raped their mothers, and put their kid sisters in the kitchen to scrub floors. Why would any black man in his right mind want to marry a lyncher, a murderer, a rapist, a dope peddler, a gambler, a hog eater Why would any black man want to marry a devil for that?s just what the white man is...
I don't think even the KKK went THIS far! Yowzerz!