Mal ein paar Zitate, die für Diskussionen mit Leuten, die intersektionale Theorien vertreten, vielleicht ganz interessant sind:
„Ich habe einen Traum, dass sich eines Tages diese Nation erheben wird und die wahre Bedeutung ihrer Überzeugung ausleben wird: Wir halten diese Wahrheit für selbstverständlich: Alle Menschen sind gleich erschaffen.
Ich habe einen Traum, dass eines Tages auf den roten Hügeln von Georgia die Söhne früherer Sklaven und die Söhne früherer Sklavenhalter miteinander am Tisch der Brüderlichkeit sitzen können.
Ich habe einen Traum, dass eines Tages selbst der Staat Mississippi, ein Staat, der in der Hitze der Ungerechtigkeit und in der Hitze der Unterdrückung verschmachtet, in eine Oase der Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit verwandelt wird.
Ich habe einen Traum, dass meine vier kleinen Kinder eines Tages in einer Nation leben werden, in der man sie nicht nach ihrer Hautfarbe, sondern nach ihrem Charakter beurteilt.
Ich habe heute einen Traum!“
„I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice and sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!“
Berton: Okay. Do you still believe that all whites are devils and all blacks saints, as I’m sure you did under the Black Muslim movement?
Malcolm X: This is what Elijah Muhammad teaches. No, I don’t believe that. I believe as the Qur’an teaches, that a man should not be judged by the color of his skin but rather by his conscious behavior, by his actions, by his attitude towards others and his actions towards others.
Berton: Now, before you left Elijah Muhammad and went to Mecca and saw the original world of Islam, you believed in complete segregation of the whites and the Negroes. You were opposed both to integration and to intermarriage. Have you changed your views there?
Malcolm X: I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being, neither white, black, brown nor red. When you are dealing with humanity as one family, there’s no question of integration or intermarriage. It’s just one human being marrying another human being, or one human being living around and with another human being. I may say, though, that I don’t think the burden to defend any such position should ever be put upon the black man. Because it is the white man collectively who has shown that he is hostile towards integration and towards intermarriage and towards these other strides towards oneness. So, as a black man, and especially as a black American, I don’t think that I would have to defend any stand that I formerly took. Because it’s still a reaction of the society and it’s a reaction that was produced by the white society. And I think that it is the society that produced this that should be attacked, not the reaction that develops among the people who are the victims of that negative society.
Berton: But you no longer believe in a Black State?
Malcolm X: No.
Berton: In North America?
Malcolm X: No. I believe in a society in which people can live like human beings on the basis of equality.
As a community organizer, I learned as much from a laid-off steelworker in Chicago or a single mom in a poor neighborhood that I visited as I learned from the finest economists in the Oval Office. Democracy means being in touch and in tune with life as it’s lived in our communities, and that’s what we should expect from our leaders, and it depends upon cultivating leaders at the grass roots who can help bring about change and implement it on the ground and can tell leaders in fancy buildings, this isn’t working down here.
And to make democracy work, Madiba shows us that we also have to keep teaching our children, and ourselves — and this is really hard — to engage with people not only who look different but who hold different views. This is hard. (Applause.)
Most of us prefer to surround ourselves with opinions that validate what we already believe. You notice the people who you think are smart are the people who agree with you? (Laughter.) Funny how that works. But democracy demands that we’re able also to get inside the reality of people who are different than us so we can understand their point of view. Maybe we can change their minds, but maybe they’ll change ours. And you can’t do this if you just out of hand disregard what your opponents have to say from the start. And you can’t do it if you insist that those who aren’t like you — because they’re white, or because they’re male — that somehow there’s no way they can understand what I’m feeling, that somehow they lack standing to speak on certain matters.
The point I wish to raise in my argument is based not on personal considerations, but on important questions that go beyond the scope of this present trial. I might also mention that in the course of this application I am frequently going to refer to the white man and the white people. I want at once to make it clear that I am no racialist, and I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or from a white man. The terminology that I am going to employ will be compelled on me by the nature of the application I am making.