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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:37 PM

14. lol Some people slay me. They only know about one speech

by MLK, Jr and they act as if that shows how enlightened they are and how they couldn't possibly be racist if they know about his "I have a dream" speech.

Even then they only pull certain excerpts from that one particular speech, and not because they admired King or even understood all he was talking about. No, they do it because most of the speech lays bare some ugly truths about America that still apply today.


It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent (Yes) will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

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And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. [enthusiastic applause] There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.


A lot of white people attempting to beat people of color over the head with King's words of peaceful protest primarily do so in an attempt to silence people of color. Be angry, they're saying. But do it nicely. Show it in a way that doesn't offend us. Voice your anger and pain in a white people approved way.

Trump attacked peaceful protesters and he wasn't the only one judging from all the footage of police attacking other peaceful protesters.

A black man was mocked, scorned, and threatened with death for kneeling in a peaceful protest.

Peaceful protests get attacked.

Angry protests get attacked.

It doesn't matter how people of color protest - they will be attacked.

It's not the protesting these white folks are objecting to - it's the people doing the protesting that offends them. It's the color of the skin that makes all the difference.

Armed white people can storm capitol buildings and cops don't blink an eye - and Trump calls them good people. Responsible people.

Nazis and assorted other white supremacists can attack people, even commit murder, and Trump claims they are very fine people and then blames the victims.

McEnany thinks she scored a point. The only thing she did was show how pointedly dismissive this administration is of people of color.







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