Malcolm X has been the subject of much controversy regarding his sexuality with the #blackgayslay hashtag that was recently trending on Twitter.
The most interesting conversation to rise from this is Malcolm X’s alleged hatred of homosexuality and homosexuals. While I can not account for his beliefs on homosexuality outside of his religion, which condemns homosexuality. I can say that Malcolm X appeared to have a genuine respect for James Baldwin, who was an open homosexual.
Just like with the claims of Malcolm X’s bisexuality or homosexuality, the claims of his hatred for homosexuals is still unfounded.
Watch the video below and let me know what you think.
Malcolm X Converses with James Baldwin on Race (1963)