I'd seen the movie a couple of times (I'm something of a rabbid Spike Lee fan) and I was familiar with the highlights of Malcolm X's spotted history. But I'd never really grasped the perspective of an angry black man at this point in my nations history. I was aware there was anger, and I was aware as to the general source of that anger, but to read Alex Haley's masterful transcription of the philosophy of Malcolm X, along with his autobiography was cause for my re-evaluation of race relations in America. Needless to say, I don't find myself to be the devil, and I don't actually agree with him on a number of his other conclusions, but his logic in reaching those conclusion was hardly flawed. This is a must read for all aspiring citizens, and a helpful text for the internationaly curious as to the basis of our still festering race debate.