"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 3202
|Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 11:11 am: |
I recall recently broaching this (touchy) subject with (our local Malcolm X worshipper) Kola. I think we concluded that given the troubled upbringing of the then Malcolm Little, it is likely he engaged in behavior that he might have otherwise avoided had his early life been less tumultuous.
And such 'behavior' might have included gay swordfighting.
Moreover, given his fractured family life (e.g., murdered father, institutionalized mother, separated from siblings, etc.), his living in orphanages, boy's homes and the like; the chances are high Malcolm was exposed to some sexual confusions/mishaps, if not outright molestation/rape.
I'm not arguing that he was NOT gay. Hey. Who at this point really know? H*ll! Most who could prove/disprove such likely dead.
But I think you have to consider his ENTIRE history before you can draw any meaningful extrapolations from what Malcolm X might have done as a boy and young man.
If, however, the articles asserted that AFTER his conversion to the NOL Malcolm maintained clandestine gay relations, THAT, of course, might be another matter altogether.