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AFTER last week’s fall from grace of Cecil John Rhodes in Cape Town, opposite the equally obnoxious tribute to Leander Starr Jameson, it is instructive to recall what Malcolm X said to civil rights activists: "One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself."He went on to say: "Then you can come to an intelligent decision for yourself. If you form the habit of going by what you hear others say about someone, or going by what others think about someone, instead of searching that thing out for yourself and seeing for yourself, you will be walking west when you think you’re going east, and you will be walking east when you think you’re going west. This generation, especially of our people, has a burden, more so than any other time in history. The most important thing that we can learn to do today is think for ourselves."Malcolm X was indeed prophetic, if the fire that has been reki...

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