Quote of the Day: Malcolm X on Ghettos

The nationalist leader on how the inner-city experience forces black people to concentrate on surviving, not thriving.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.