[quote author=coltrane link=board=17;threadid=9973;start=0#msg90465 date=1100234953]
...when he was younger, much like Malcolm X before he came back from Mecca.
Nice! Not many people (white) would have said that. Well put. Whenever anyone asks me why I hold Malcolm X in such high esteem, the first thing I mention is that it takes a lot of courage and integrity to publicly acknowledge that you have changed your views, even though in the past you strongly shouted those views for all to hear. Not to mention, for a drop-out he was one of the most well-read and articulate individuals of the 20th Century.