By Ann Brown
Love them or hate them, there is no denying the Nation of Islam at its core is about the empowerment of and economic independence for Black people. As such, reparations for America’s slave descendants has long been on its agenda.
Here are the 10 things you should know about the Nation of Isla’s stance on reparations
Malcolm and Muhammad
Back in the 1960s, Malcolm X put forth Elijah Muhammad and the Nation’s of Islam’s call for reparations.
Since the U.S. didn’t want to let Black take full part in the “American Dream” and the government didn’t want to go back to move back to the Motherland, the Nation of Islam said there was another other solution.
“Give us part of this country and let us live in that part…[Muhammad] says that in this section that will be set aside for Black people, that the government should give us everything we need to start our own civilization. They should give us everything we need to exist for the next 25 years,” explained Malcolm X.
Revolution Will Be Televised
In 2004, the Nation of Islam made a televised case for slave reparations. During a speech on reparations broadcast worldwide from Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan recounted Click here to read entire article