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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-02-25

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Tragic Tale of Malcolm X: Autobiography
Denies Anti-Semitism but Is Filled With It

With the assistance of Alex me how I knew. I told him I'd `anti-Semitic' from every direction
Haley, a Black Muslim leader pre- so much experience with how Jews again. Oh, yes! But truth is truth."
This and much more is sup-
pared an autobiography. He told would attack me that I usually
the story in the first person and could identify them. I told him posed to be treated and non-anti-
it was recorded before he was all I held against the Jew was that Semitic. And the rabble-rousing
assassinated by competing mem- so many Jews actually were hypo- in such statements are no doubt
bers of his clan. "The Autobio- crites in their claim to be friends accountable for much that had oc-
graphy of Malcolm X," published of the American black man, and curred in Harlem and Rochester
by Grove Press, (80 University it burned me up to be so often and Watts! * * *
Place, NY3), also has an introduc- called 'anti-Semitic' when I spoke
Malcolm X mentioned in the
tion by M. S. Handler. Haley's things to be the absolute truth
epilogue is valuable in view of about Jews. I told him that, yes, course of the story he related for
the murder of Malcolm. Of in- I gave the Jew credit for being inclusion in his autobiography the
terest also is the eulogy delivered among all other whites the most white reporters' questioning him
at Malcolm's funeral by Ossie active, and the most vocal fiancier, about "voilence" and he confirm-
`leader' and 'liberal' in the Negro ed:
Davis.
"If it must take violence to get
civil
rights movement. But I said
It is a fantastic story—about a
the black man his human rights
at
the
same
time
I
knew
the
Jew
lad who grew up in Omaha, where
in this country, I'm for violence
his father, a Baptist minister, was played these roles for a very care- exactly as you know the Irish, the
ful strategic reason: the more
hounded by the Ku Klux Klan;
Poles, or Jews would be if they
who moved his family to. Lansing, prejudice in America could be were flagrantly discriminated
focused
upon
the
Negro,
then
the
Mich;; who assisted in organizing
more the white Gentiles' prejudice against. I am just as they would
the Black Muslim movement in
would keep diverted off the Jew. I be in that case .. . "
Detroit, where he lived for a time;
On one occasion he spoke in
said that to me, one proof in that
who went to school in Mason,
all the civil rights posturing of so glowing terms about the Haganah,
Mich., where he was in a special
many Jews wasn't sincere was that about the Jewish achievements
school as a delinquent.
so often in the North the quickest in Germany and about "a fatal mis-
It is the story of a man who segregationists were Jews them- take" made by German Jews—
played a role as a hustler of reef-
selves. Look at practically every- "assimilating." And he condemn-
ers, who lived by his wits, who thing the black man is trying to ed "self-brainwashing" which led
played the numbers game, who
`integrate' into. For instance; if to the gas chambers.
was involved with prostitutes, who
There isn't a word about Israel
Jews are not the actual owners,
had a love affair with a white or are not in controlling positions, in the long account of his visit in
woman.
then they have major stockhold- Mecca and his conference in
But Haley points to the emerg- ings or they are otherwise in pow- Cairo. There is much about the
ence of a new man, of a changed erful leverage positions—and do acceptance of Muslim teachings
personality in the developing they really sincerely exert these and at meetings there was the con-
stant exchange of "As-Salaikum-
years of his leadership in the Black influences? No!
Salaam - - - ", "Wa-Alaikum Sa-
Muslim movement.
"And an even clearer proof for laam" and the appeal for unity
* * *
me of how Jews truly regard of the black peoples.
Much is said about Jews, Negro
Negroes, I said, was what invari-
* * *
relationship with them, and there ably happened wherever a Negro
Discussing politics, he saw fit
are many charges against them. moved into any white residential
to quote a rather unsavory Jewish
Malcolm played an interesting
neighborhood that was thickly story about how the Jew would
game, predicting that he would be
Jewish.--Who would always lead
accused of anti-Semitism and re- the whites' exodus? The Jews! exploit a Negro.
On more than one occasion in
senting it. Yet there is so much
Generally in these situations, some his story he spoke of the Jew
evidence of his dislike for Jews
whites stay put—you just notice striving to have hate focused on
that it is impossible to view him
who they are: they're Irish Catho- the Negro to keep the heat off the
othr than anti-Semitic.
lic, they're Italians; they're rarely
At one point, with anger, he re- even any Jews. And, ironically, Jews.
He reviewed the history of Har-
lated about a man he called a the Jews themselves often still
lem's population changes and he
"super-sleuth" who asked him have trouble being 'accepted.'
took occasion to state that Negroes
about the Black Muslim religious
"Saying this, I know I'll hear followed the Jews and Jews began
beliefs and he said to him, "You
to run until Harlem became all
know, I think you're a Jew with
an Anglicized name," and there- State Laws Against Bias black.
He gained the name "Detroit
upon his story runs as follows:
Shift
to
Enforcement
Red," because of his red hair.
"His involuntary expression told
NEW YORK (JTA)—A shift in Tracing his lineage, there is hatred
me I'd hit the button. He asked
the emphasis of state laws against for his grandfather—a white man
discrimination from education to who had seduced his grandmother.
enforcement was reported by the There is attachment throughout
American Jewish Congress in its for his family—for parents, for his
Successful Year
fifth biennial survey of state anti- father who had a tragic end, for
his mother, brothers, sisters.
bias legislation issued here.
He had worked for a Jew in De-
Howard M. Squadron, chairman
of the organization's commission troit—the employer's name is not
on law and social action, said that mentioned—and there certainly is
more states enacted more laws no love for any of the Jews who
or his brothers.
covering discrimination in employ- employed him
* * *
ment, education, housing and pub-
Curoiusly, he commends Spinoza
lic accommodations in 1964 and
ADD poise and personality!
and
his teachings. He stated that
1965 than in any two-year period
SUBTRACT pounds and inches!
in American history. A "significant Spinoza was "a black Spanish
DIVIDE your time between classes
development" during the period, Jew."
in modeling! Make-up! Hair-styl-
It's not a pretty picture that is
he
said, was the enactment of pro-
ing! Speech! Swimming! Golf!
protracted here and the story re-
cedures aimed at "punishing of-
Water-skiing! Dancing! Tennis!
lating to whites and especially to
fenders rather than conciliating Jews is not complimentary or
MULTIPLY all these beauty ad-
complaints."
vantages with the fabulous fun of
pleasant. It is no wonder that
Miami Beach during 8 magic
The survey showed that 94 per
some people are aroused to evil.
weeks (July and August).
cent of the country's Jewish popu-
Apparently Malcolm X — the
For complete details write
lation lived in states with both family name before he assumed
LARRY PASKOW'S
public accommodations and fair the Muslim role was Little—was
SPA
employment laws; 83.4 per cent an able man with much promise.
were covered by state fair housing But there is no doubt about his
79th Street Causeway,
laws; and 65.1 per cent by state prejudices. It is much to be re-
Miami Beach, Florida
or Phone 751-7561
fair education laws.
gretted about him and those who
were misled by him relative to the
non-black Americans.

1~

Eshkol Says He Isn't Negl ecting Israel's Security

TEL AVIV (JTA) —Allegations David Ben-Gurion split with Ma-
that the Israel government is "neg- pai. Mr. Eshkol agreed with ques-
lecting" the country's security tioners who insisted that it was
were denied by Prime Minister time Mr. Lavon be reinstated
Levi Eshkol. At a question-and- to recognition inside Mapai. Mr.
answer session held in Kibbutz Lavon, asked about the issue here
Degania Friday night by align- today, said he and his supporters
ment members in the Jordan Val- will "meet soon to discuss whether
1 ey, - the P re
mi
id
t th a , d esp ite we should return to Mapai."
er s a
recent armament shipments to
various Arab states, the Arabs
ic O
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'S* S T
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the balance of power in the Middle '
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