"Black people are just as complicated as other people," Woodard said. "Scholarship is framed."
Therefore, he believed, Marable opened a precedent for academia, one that must be upheld for generations to come. Woodard focused in on Marable's depiction of the spiritual disorientation of white supremacy and how, therefore, Malcolm X became beyond a political leader. Malcolm reframed the mindset of black America by encouraging ideas such as, "You deserve better than this" and that the situation is, "not just bad; it's unacceptable." Yet, Woodard did not cease the conversation there. He went on to assert the need to take both Malcolm and Marable's work and apply it to modern day "citizenship." Thus, Marable's work was not only the reinvention of Malcolm X but also has the potential to become the "reinvention of human rights."Read more here: Pioneering Colgate Professor Remembered in Book Panel Discussion - Maroon News - Colgate University