American Rhetoric: Movie Speech
"Malcolm X" (1992)
Address to the People of Harlem on the 'White Man'
Malcolm X: I must emphasize at the out start that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad is not a politician. So I'm not here this afternoon as a Republican, nor as a Democrat; not as a Mason, nor as an Elk; not as a Protestant, nor a Catholic; not as a Christian, nor a Jew; not as a Baptist, nor a Methodist; in fact, not even as an American, because if I was an American, the problem that confronts our people today wouldn't even exist.
So I have to stand here today as what I was when I was born: A black man.
I'm gonna tell you like it really is. Every election year these politicians are sent up here to pacify us! They're sent here and setup here by the White Man!
This is what they do!
Every time you break the seal on that liquor bottle, that's a Government seal you're breaking!
Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had!