"I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together"
- Marcus Garvey
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Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born Black nationalist, made the debatable declaration in 1922 throughout a speech in Harlem, New York City. Garvey thought that these teams, which were well-known for their racist as well as fierce actions versus Black individuals, were at least much more sincere regarding their objectives towards the Black community.
Garvey's thinking was that these teams freely announced their bigotry, making it simpler for Black people to identify and challenge their adversaries. On the other hand, he thought that lots of white liberal and progressive organizations were hypocritical in their meant advocacy for Black rights, as they did not genuinely sustain the full autonomy and also independence of Black individuals.
Garvey's declaration has been commonly criticized and also condemned, as the Klan and also various other white supremacist teams have actually dedicated countless acts of terrorism as well as cruelty against Black Americans. However, it also highlights the complex connections between marginalized teams and their allies, and the tensions between those who promote for incremental adjustment within existing power structures and those who demand an extra extreme improvement of society.
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