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and you're right, there's a hell of a lot that got him in hot water (and ultimately assassinated) with white folks beyond just drinking at a water fountain - mainly the ills of capitalism, American imperialism (the Vietnam war), etc. But he also wasn't too highly regarded toward the end of his life with some Black people either. People weren't showing for marches. I think there was a call for him to fall back from leadership as he turned more toward economic inequality. I brought up one of his speeches/sermons "The Drum Major Instinct" during the posts in which he addresses certain institutions in the Black community - BGLOs, consumerism, the Black Church, etc. as impediments to black unity. I bring that speech up in conversation on him with my frat brothers (of which MLK was one), and it usually gets glossed over in favor of "the hits".

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How hip are we to Martin Luther King Jr's speeches after I have a dream?... [View all] , kevlar skully, Thu Aug-31-17 09:45 AM
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Blackish did a good job with this
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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