Actress Meagan Good posted a rarely-seen video of Malcolm X on her Instagram account on Friday. The video has the slain civil rights leader smiling and smoothly delivering these words about “progress” on race relations in America:
“If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there’s no progress. If you pull it all the way out that’s not progress. Progress is healing the wound that the blow made. And they haven’t even pulled the knife out much less heal the wound. They won’t even admit the knife is there.”
He made this statement in a television interview in March of 1964.
Meagan Good made no comment on the quote in her post. We can’t say for sure what she was getting at. But, it sure seems like, with race relations in America as they are, maybe the “knife” has only been pulled out a few inches.