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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:12 PM

I have a question. Why was it the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King at the White House

with Trump? Why was it not one of Dr. King's children?

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Reply I have a question. Why was it the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King at the White House (Original post)
skylucy Jan 2018 OP
highplainsdem Jan 2018 #1
jaxind Jan 2018 #2
Historic NY Jan 2018 #4
uponit7771 Jan 2018 #5
bigbrother05 Jan 2018 #6
skylucy Jan 2018 #8
left-of-center2012 Jan 2018 #3
Raster Jan 2018 #10
EffieBlack Jan 2018 #7
Raster Jan 2018 #11
musette_sf Jan 2018 #9
SharonClark Jan 2018 #12

Response to skylucy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:14 PM

1. Joy Reid tweeted something about them refusing.

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Response to skylucy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:22 PM

2. The Question Shouldn't Be...

The question shouldn't be why Dr. King's children weren't there. The question should be why was Dr. King's NEPHEW there??!

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Response to jaxind (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:25 PM

4. Any one will do....

its the Trump show.

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Response to jaxind (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:26 PM

5. Nazi Don to staffer, go find anybody related to King in any way !!!

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Response to jaxind (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:27 PM

6. He drew the short straw?

With Trump in the WH, it could get down to someone that once met Dr. King

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Response to jaxind (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:34 PM

8. Good point.

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Response to skylucy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:25 PM

3. There's a split in the King family

Some are conservative and want control of the organization and money.
They didn't get it.

They support Trump.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:48 PM

10. One of the King nieces is a homophobic tRump* fan...

Alveda King, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece and apologist for President Trump has a very long anti-LGBT history. But that stands in sharp contrast to MLK and his equally activist wife, Coretta Scott King, who kept up the Dream long after her husband’s assassination. What history forgets is that Coretta Scott King was a close friend of Bayard Rustin and introduced him to MLK. Indeed, Coretta continued her close relationship with gays through Lynn Cothren, a white gay man who served as her closest assistant for 23 years until her death in 2006. After King’s funeral, the late poet Maya Angelou told this reporter that Cothren had “always been to me like a son. He was a son to Coretta and a son to Betty [Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X], too.” On the fight for LGBT equality she said: “I am aghast and appalled at any people who decide that another group should not have their rights. We’re all each other’s people.”

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/08/24/remembering-bayard-rustin-martin-luther-king-jrs-mentor/

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Response to skylucy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:27 PM

7. Because Dr. King's children have enough respect for their parents and for themselves not to go near

that man.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:49 PM

11. Thank you!

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Response to skylucy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:40 PM

9. It was the niece, Alveda,

Last edited Fri Jan 12, 2018, 07:13 PM - Edit history (1)

who has long ago been functionally disowned from the rest of the King family. She is a perverted and vile lying hypocrite, who advocates for gestational slavery and the forcible stripping away of 14th Amendment protections from over half of America's citizens. She's also an aggressive homophobe. I'm betting that no ACTUAL King family members would accept an invitation from Shitmouth. Probably never even invited any of them since he knew it would most likely result in very public refusals to attend.

https://rewire.news/ablc/2016/01/22/dont-know-mlk-thought-abortion-neither/

https://jezebel.com/5876611/no-fox-news-martin-luther-king-jr-wasnt-anti-abortion

https://thegrio.com/2010/08/27/mlks-niece-turns-a-beautiful-dream-into-a-nightmare/

On edit: I thought the reference was to Rump's dedication, 2 days ago, of the MLK birthplace as a national historic park. The reprehensible Alveda King was in attendance for that. Now understand that Dr King's nephew, Isaac Newton Farris Jr. attended the signing of the proclamation, which is what this story referred to. At least Farris did make the point of stating, after the ceremony, that Rump is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed".

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Response to skylucy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:39 PM

12. Alveda King is an delusional psychopath, like her lord and savior Trump

From Wikipedia:

Alveda King has said, "Mrs. Coretta Scott King knew that her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was pro-life" despite his winning the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966.

After civil rights leader Rosa Parks died in 2005, Alveda King claimed Parks was a symbol for the pro-life movement (although she had served on the Board of Advocates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America).

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