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The “Human Rights” Movement Was Classic



The ‘human rights movement’ as Malcolm X called it was heroic in the classic sense of the word; an oppressed group, hopelessly out numbered in the heart of the colonizing country, struggling not only for an end to their own abuse, but for that of all humanity, even their oppressors.  The influence of this movement extended beyond the USA borders to the Irish Republican Army, who reportedly patterned their struggle after the African American one because of similar conditions, i.e. minority fighting against overwhelming odds for social justice.