The recent criticism by Ayman al-Zawahiri of Obama as the anti-Malcolm X illustrates the tendency to homogenize racial groups. This Al-Qaeda leader suggested that Obama, along with Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, were “house slaves.” This term refers to Blacks who are deferential to Whites. He also called out Obama as a betrayer to his Muslim heritage. Talk followed about the differences and/or similarities between Obama and Malcolm X.

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