Races: The Original Black Capitalists

In recent years, the militant Black Muslim movement has been saddled with a falsely fierce image. Fear of the sect was magnified four years ago when Malcolm X, a New York adherent turned apostate, was murdered. Many viewed the killing as Muslim vengeance. The sect's aura of violence was enhanced by the fiery rhetoric of the organization's leader, Elijah Muhammad, who often castigated Caucasians as "white devils."

Despite this fearsome facade, however, the Muslims have always been the bourgeoisie of the black militant movement. Today, the sect's 39 years of dogged adherence to the notion of "build black, buy black"...

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