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“Barack X” Obama Appropriates Malcolm X’s Iconic Imagery

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The image of Barack Obama (by himself) was sent to me a few moments ago. 


I do not believe that Obama struck this pose accidentally; I'm curious why he did it.  Surely Obama does not fancy himself as modern day El Haji Malik Shabazz X, or does he?  


Maybe is was just a coincidence...



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  • Troy changed the title to “Barack X” Obama Appropriates Malcolm X’s Iconic Imagery

Good answer!


But appropriation is not limited to anyone.  Who was first? Whose image was is most known?


I don't know if any of these men are Free Masons, or if that is what it signals, though it would be interesting if that is that case.


I guess, as more people strike this pose it will become a cliché; like the woman, in a red dress, with her arms folded across her chest; or a black teen in the B-Boy stance 🙂

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Guest An Old Blackman

As I've thought about brother Malcolm's pose over the years, I've come to the conclusion that he was telling us as a people to think.

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