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Sat Jan 8, 2022, 05:20 PM

Critics hit state choice of Mike Huckabee as M.L. King Day speaker

BY Max Brantley ON January 8, 202210:01 am



Criticism has erupted about the Arkansas Martin Luther King Commissionís choice of former Governor Mike Huckabee to speak at an invitation-only prayer breakfast that is part of the Jan. 17 observance of MLK Day by the state commission.

Comments began on social media yesterday and they were soon followed by a note to me from Little Rock activist Dr. Anika Whitfield. Then came a letter from the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus, which said:

Arkansas is very fortunate to have a Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. At its best, this taxpayer-supported state agency is empowered to educate all Arkansans by amplifying the life and legacy of a great American minister and activist who helped advance the progress of racial equity in our country.

https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2022/01/08/critics-hit-state-choice-of-mike-huckabee-as-m-l-king-day-speaker

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Reply Critics hit state choice of Mike Huckabee as M.L. King Day speaker (Original post)
turbinetree Jan 2022 OP
3catwoman3 Jan 2022 #1
ProfessorGAC Jan 2022 #5
Moebym Jan 2022 #2
Patterson Jan 2022 #3
catrose Jan 2022 #4
gratuitous Jan 2022 #6
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 05:28 PM

1. The "Honorable" Mike Huckabee.

Not so much.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 06:33 PM

5. Struck Me, Too

There's nothing honorable about that grifting hypocrite.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 05:33 PM

2. Wat

They couldn't find someone better than him? Seriously?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 05:35 PM

3. Will his illegitimate son be with him?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 06:27 PM

4. Why have any white person speak on MLK Day?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 06:52 PM

6. Brilliant choice

The long-neglected and seldom heard voice of overprivileged white men has been silent for far too long in our country. Where can I contribute to Mr. Huckabee's honorarium?

What in the wide, wide world of sports is the Commission "thinking"?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Jan 8, 2022, 09:04 PM

7. Wow

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