Tuesday, September 27, 2011

No Coincidence?

It took reading Darryl Pickney’s piece on Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X to remind me that the subject’s birth name was Malcolm Little.  That name immediately rang a bell:  It is the surname of one of the most memorable characters in The Wire, the notorious Omar, who shared with his classmate Bunk Morgan the firm conviction that “A man gotta have a code.  This, alone, would provide sufficient justification for his sharing Malcolm’s original surname.

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