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kevlar skully
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Thu Aug-31-17 09:45 AM

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"How hip are we to Martin Luther King Jr's speeches after I have a dream?..."
Thu Aug-31-17 09:45 AM by kevlar skully



We all know that MLK's legacy has been whitewashed since he was assassinated. We know that the majority of white americans did not like him when he was living and modern white america usually only brings him and that one speech up to shame modern black people and movements like Black Lives Matter

But how hip are you to his other speeches? I'm a little ashamed to say that I'm not that familiar with them.

One of my Facebook friends, white guy from college that I first talked to because he was wearing a Dead Prez shit, made a real good Facebook post about King's legacy being white washed and people embracing that.

Man. If a black person said today the shit King was saying back in the day, they would crucified.

“The white man does not abide by the law… His police forces are the ultimate mockery of law.”

“The thing wrong with America is white racism.”

“White America has allowed itself to be indifferent to race prejudice.”

“I am sorry to have to say that the vast majority of white Americans are racists, either consciously or unconsciously.”

All of these quotes were in 1968, the year King was assassinated. This shit would be radical to say in 2017 for a black person with a platform. Unfortunately, all these things are still true.

There's really something to be said about the power of mass media and the victors writing the history books because when we mostly hear about King, it's very sanitized shit about kids holding hands. It's not the radical shit he was saying about our entire system needing to changed because it only serves the higher classes.


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Subject Author Message Date ID
Blackish did a good job with this
Aug 31st 2017
One year, I did a series of FB posts on King's radical thoughts
Aug 31st 2017
Could you share some of those posts here, please?
Aug 31st 2017
Aug 31st 2017
      Interesting considering that MLK was bourgeois himself.
Aug 31st 2017
      That's how it's presented but likely only but so true
Sep 02nd 2017
I know that he was for reparations for us Black folk.
Sep 01st 2017
Is it really extreme to believe in reparations?
Sep 01st 2017
      It's extreme to believe white america can deliver them
Sep 02nd 2017
      If you check out my 'new alliance' thread....
Sep 02nd 2017
      It's extreme for many white folks in America.
Sep 02nd 2017

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