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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bi-Quarterly Quotation of the Fortnight about Jesus for this Time, Times and Half a Time

They charged Jesus with sedition. Didn't they do that? They said he was against Caesar. They said that he was discriminating because he told his disciples “Go not the way of the Gentiles, but rather to the lost sheep.” He discriminated. Don’t go near the Gentiles; go to the lost sheep! Go to the oppressed. Go to the downtrodden. Go to the exploited. Go to the people who don’t know who they are, who are lost from the knowledge of themselves, and who are strangers in a land that is not theirs. Go to the slaves. Go to the second class citizens. Go to the ones who are suffering the brunt of Caesar’s brutality. And if Jesus were here in America today, he wouldn’t be going to the white man. The white man is the oppressor. He would be going to the oppressed. He would be going to the humble. He would be going the lowly. He would be going to the rejected and the despised. He would be going to the so-called American Negro.

                           ~Malcolm X

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