The Myth of Yacub, The Nation of Islam, and The Honorable Elijah Muhammed

Dear All,

The myth of Yacub, the Nation of Islam, and The Honorable Elijah Muhammed are amongst the most hotly contested/feared/distorted (and often rightfully criticized for perpetuating anti-semitisim and more) figures in all of African American history and letters.  Nevertheless, all of these ideas and figures are part of a living history that informs Wilson’s work, and with this in mind, I offer you the following clip.  It is an interview with Michael X: a Nation of Islam theologian, and–I think you’ll find–a vert reasonable and tolerant man.

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