O’CONNOR: What is your real name?
MALCOLM X: Malcolm. Malcolm X.
O’CONNOR: Is that your legal name?
MALCOLM X: As far as I’m concerned it’s my legal name.
O’CONNOR: Have you been to court to establish that you–?
MALCOLM X: I didn’t have to go to court to be called Murphy or Jones or Smith. (Excuse me for answering you this way.)
O’CONNOR: That’s alright.
MALCOLM X: But if a Chinese person were to say his name was Patrick Murphy, you would look at him like he’s insane, because Murphy is an Irish name, a European name, or the name that has a Caucasian or a white background, and a yellow–Chinese is yellow man, and he has nothing to do or no connection whatsoever with the name Murphy.
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