When We Were Kings

Black Patriarchy & the Promise of Protection

The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman. And as Muslims the honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us to respect our women and to protect our women…we believe that if the white man will do whatever is necessary to see that his woman gets respect and protection then you and I will never be recognized as men until we stand up like men…

Malcolm X, 1962